Mets Sign 13-Year Major League Veteran Starter

The New York Mets are in dire need of quality starting pitching. With Max Scherzer being the latest to face a lengthy absence, they've signed 13-year major league veteran Trevor Cahill to a minor league contract. 

Cahill, however, has yet to pitch this season, and as reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, he's only beginning the process of being stretched out and ready to contribute as a starter. 

The Mets will be Cahill's 10th team in what will now be his 14th year in the bigs. He has a career 4.26 ERA, but was solid as recently as 2020 with the San Francisco Giants. 

Scherzer left his start during Wednesday's game with a strained oblique, an injury that's expected to keep him out for 6-to-8 weeks

deGrom, of course, is still many weeks away from being ready as he continues to recover from a stress reaction in his scapula suffered at the end of spring training. The news is getting a bit better though for his replacement in the rotation, Tylor Megill. 

Anthony DiComo reports that Megill was slated to start playing catch on Friday, so his slated return in early June could very well be on schedule. 

For now, at least until Cahill is ready, David Peterson and Trevor Williams are likely the 4th and 5th starters, behind Chriss Bassitt, Carlos Carrasco and Taijuan Walker. 

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