MILWAUKEE – The Mets said pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is returning to New York to have his right elbow examined.
Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that the 33-year-old Matsuzaka felt something in his elbow a day earlier.
Matsuzaka pitched two innings and gave up three earned runs in the Mets’ 9-1 loss at Milwaukee on Thursday night.
Matsuzaka is 3-3 with a 3.87 ERA in 28 games this season. He’s made nine starts.
Around the leagues
San Francisco bought the contract of second baseman Dan Uggla from Triple A-Fresno and put him in the lineup for the opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants placed second baseman Marco Scutaro and infielder Ehire Adrianza on the 15-day disabled list. San Francisco also designated left-handed pitcher Jose De Paula and infielder Nick Noonan for assignment. Left-hander Chris Capuano was put on the Yankees’ roster, a day after he was acquired from Colorado. New York designated right-hander Chris Leroux for assignment.