Mets gonna Mets:
Justin Verlander will be placed on the IL with a low grade teres major strain. He will continue throwing at moderate intensity and we will rescan in a week. We will provide an update at that time.
— New York Mets (@Mets) March 30, 2023
In embarrassing fashion, I have never heard of a “teres major strain.” Teres Major sounds like one of the stars in Orion’s Belt, or one of Neptune’s moons, but it’s actually the scapula/shoulder area. According to the National Institutes of Health, it’s “a thick but flattened, rectangular muscle that extends from the inferior posterior scapula to the medial lip of the intertubercular groove of the humerus.”
So yeah, Verlander is out for now. Their rotation is gonna be Max Scherzer/Kodai Senga/Carlos Carrasco, and then David Peterson I guess.
lol Mets, go Phils, etc