The Mets took it out of Pedro Martinez’s hands and did the right thing this afternoon when they placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a mild right calf muscle. They have not named a replacement for Saturday, but speculation falls on Oliver Perez and Dave Williams.
Mike Pelfrey is physically not ready to return, and Brian Bannister pitched Tuesday night and they wouldn’t risk him on short notice.
This was the smartest thing for them to do. Shut him down now and try to get him ready for October.