Zambrano was sent back to New York after having his elbow
tighten up in the second inning Tuesday against the Colorado
Rockies. Test results showed flexor tendinitis, a problem similar to what Zambrano had before he was traded from Tampa Bay on July
Zambrano won his first two starts for New York, allowing four
earned runs over 14 innings, before leaving in the second inning
against the Rockies Tuesday.
Fortunato came to the Mets with Zambrano in a trade that sent
minor league pitchers Scott Kazmir and Joselo Diaz to the Devil
Rays. Fortunato was 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA in six appearances for
Triple-A Norfolk. He was 0-0 with a 3.68 ERA in three games with
Tampa Bay this season.