Rookie Steven Matz is expected to make another rehab start next week before rejoining the New York Mets.
With Matz scheduled to make his third rehab start at Double-A Binghamton on Wednesday and facing a limit of about 60 pitches, Mets manager Terry Collins said the 24-year-old left-hander will likely pitch once more in the minors.
Matz has thrown only 25 and 41 pitches in his first two rehab outings - both with Class A St. Lucie - as he makes his way back from a partially torn lat muscle. New York is expected to go to a six-man rotation when Matz is recalled.
One of the organization's top prospects, Matz won his first two starts with outstanding efforts. He beat the Cincinnati Reds with 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball in his major league debut on June 28 and blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers on two hits over six innings on July 5.