New York Mets Announce Decision On Vacant Rotation Spot

The New York Mets have made their decision on who will take the final spot in their starting rotation for the beginning of the regular season.

David Peterson has been named the starter for the club's vacant rotation spot, beating out Tylor Megill for the role.

He'll start the second game of the season for the Mets.

The decision was made after Jose Quintana suffered an injury that will keep him out until at least July.

Despite some struggles with control during spring training, Peterson impressed coaches with a solid performance, not allowing a run in Grapefruit League play while striking out 13 and holding opposing hitters to a .028 average.

In contrast, Megill struggled with a 12:13 K:BB ratio over 17 innings in Grapefruit League play, ultimately leading to his optioning to Triple-A Syracuse.

While Megill will have to wait for his opportunity to join the big club, Peterson will be starting the season in the Mets' rotation.

The 27-year-old Peterson found some success last season, functioning in a versatile role, compiling a 3.83 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, with 126 strikeouts across 105.2 innings and 28 appearances. Photo Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports