Chris Young's next start will be delayed two days because of biceps tendinitis, the team announced. Rather than pitch Friday in Atlanta, Young gets Sunday's start instead.
The Mets needed a spot starter in Atlanta anyway because they have six games in five days thanks to Tuesday's rainout. But using the spot starter Friday eliminates Dillon Gee as a candidate, since he started Tuesday for Buffalo. Boof Bonser is injured with a forearm strain, leaving Jenrry Mejia and Pat Misch as the other credible members of the Triple-A rotation.
The best route, however, may be to use already designated spot starter D.J. Carrasco.
Meanwhile, Blaine Boyer cleared waivers but chose free agency rather than report to Buffalo.