Mets' Chris Bassitt placed on IL; David Peterson pushed up for Friday start

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NEW YORK − The blows continue to land on the Mets starting rotation.

The Mets announced on Friday that Chris Bassitt had been placed on the injured list. The team did not specify a reason for the move.

A report from ESPN's Jeff Passan was that Bassitt had been placed on the COVID IL.

Bassitt was scheduled to make Friday's start against the Rangers. Instead, David Peterson, who last pitched Sunday against the Marlins, was pegged to take the mound.

New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Bassitt looks out from the dugout after pitching in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Miami. The Marlins scored two runs in the inninng.
New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Bassitt looks out from the dugout after pitching in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Miami. The Marlins scored two runs in the inninng.

Right-hander R.J. Alvarez was selected from Class AAA Syracuse. Locke St. John was sent to Syracuse.

Check back for updates on the Chris Bassitt news.

This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: NY Mets: Chris Bassitt on IL; David Peterson starting Friday