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Matz wraps up rehab with scoreless outing

NEW YORK -- Steven Matz threw 5 1/3 more shutout innings on Monday in his final rehab start for Double-A Binghamton. The Mets plan to recall Matz once rosters expand on Tuesday, with an eye toward inserting him into a six-man rotation as soon as this weekend.

Matz finished his rehab assignment at Binghamton with 11 1/3 scoreless innings after giving up two runs in 3 2/3 innings with Class A St. Lucie. He has been on the disabled list since July 10 with a strained left lat.

Matz will return to a six-man rotation that shrunk to five when he hit the DL in July. Citing Matz's lengthy injury history, manager Terry Collins does not envision Matz pitching out of the bullpen in October -- though plenty can change over the next five weeks. One of a group that includes Matz, Noah Syndergaard and Jon Niese will need to pitch in relief.

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