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Mets’ Kodai Senga shut down from throwing with shoulder strain, expected to miss start of season

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets have shut down All-Star right-hander Kodai Senga due to a moderate right posterior capsule strain in his shoulder, president of baseball operations David Stearns announced Thursday.

Stearns added that the team doesn’t have an exact timeline for Senga’s recovery, though they don’t expect him to be ready for Opening Day on March 28.

The injury news doesn’t mean the Mets will add a player outside of the organization to replace Senga before the regular season begins, Stearns said.


New York is projected to start the season with a rotation of José Quintana, Luis Severino, Sean Manaea, Adrian Houser, and one of Tylor Megill, Joey Lucchesi, José Butto, or Max Kranick.

Senga posted a 2.98 ERA and 202 strikeouts over 166.1 innings (29 starts) last season, finishing as the 2023 NL Rookie of the Year runner-up.