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Misch use in rotation?

Pat Misch

Pat Misch

#48 RP
New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM6
  • W1

  • L0

  • BB4

  • K5

  • ERA10.29

R.A. Dickey said he hoped to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but the boot on his right foot, the use of a crutch and the description of his heel feeling like he "stepped on a spike" suggested the Mets would have to look elsewhere for a temporary starter.

Pat Misch would be the most logical replacement, with a bullpen arm called up Friday to offset the bullpen usage in the series finale in Chicago. Terry Collins mentioned Triple-A overachiever Chris Schwinden as an alternative to Misch for starting duty.

The manager did not mention D.J. Carrasco, who is working in Buffalo's rotation, until a reporter brought up the name. Carrasco is in the minors despite being in the first season of a two-year, $2.4 million deal. Collins then added prospect Josh Stinson as a possibility.

Read the news story here.