Mets RHP Kodai Senga is dealing with arm fatigue

Mets right-hander Kodai Senga is dealing with arm fatigue and did not work out Wednesday, manager Carlos Mendoza told reporters.

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove Wednesday evening, Mendoza said, "Early reports, seems like we're not too concerned."

"After his side session yesterday, he came in and experienced some arm fatigue," Mendoza told reporters Wednesday afternoon. "So he stayed inside and we're taking a look at it."

Mendoza added in his Wednesday afternoon media availability: "He got on the mound yesterday. Today he came in, just overall arm fatigue."

Senga will be examined by the trainers, Mendoza said Wednesday afternoon. As far as a potential MRI, that is to be determined.

Senga tossed 166.1 innings over 29 starts during his rookie season for the Mets in 2023, posting a 2.98 ERA and 1.22 WHIP while striking out 10.9 per nine.

He finished second in National League Rookie of the Year voting, and seventh in voting for the Cy Young.

Senga is expected to be the Mets' No. 1 starter this season, anchoring a rotation that includes Jose Quintana, Luis Severino, Sean Manaea, and Adrian Houser.

The Mets have solid depth beyond their anticipated top five, with Tylor Megill, Joey LucchesiJose Butto, and prospects Christian Scott and Mike Vasil likely all in the mix for starts at some point this season.

David Peterson, who is recovering from offseason hip surgery, is already throwing and could be ready to return around June.