The Mets have placed reliever Anthony Swarzak on the 10-day disabled list with a sore left oblique and recalled Hansel Robles from Triple-A, according to MLB’s transactions page.
The move is retroactive to April 1.
Swarzak strained his oblique in the eighth inning of Saturday’s win over the Cardinals. The righthander felt discomfort after throwing a pitch. He tried to play through it, but after allowing a home run to Matt Carpenter and walking Jose Martinez, Swarzak pulled himself from the game. Swarzak previously pitched one shutout inning in his Mets debut on Opening Day.
The 32-year-old underwent an MRI on Monday. Swarzak, who signed a two-year deal with the Mets in the winter, also dealt with a strained calf in spring training.
Robles pitched to a 4.92 ERA last year, allowing 10 home runs in 56.2 innings. He failed to turn things around this spring, giving up five home runs with a 9.26 ERA in 11.2 innings.
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