Last Friday, former Parkway standout Seth Lugo made his Major League debut with the New York Mets, pitching scoreless eighth and ninth innings in a 10-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Lugo had been called up from the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s two days before. He was sent back down to Las Vegas on Saturday to make room for another player.
On Wednesday, the Mets recalled Lugo after putting star pitcher Matt Harvey on the disabled list because he was experiencing right shoulder discomfort. On Thursday, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Harvey is suffering from symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome and is considering season-ending surgery.
“Thoracic outlet syndrome is a disorder caused by compressed nerves or blood vessels between the collarbone and rib cage,” according to a story on the Mets website by Anthony DiComo of mlb.com. “Relatively rare in the general population, the syndrome is significantly more common in pitchers, whose built-up shoulder muscles can place unnatural stress on the neurological and vascular systems. That can result in neck and shoulder pain and numbness, which Harvey first complained of after giving up six runs in an 8-6 win over the Marlins on Monday.”
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