Mets’ Steven Matz to have arm issue examined

Mets left-hander Steven Matz, who pitched Friday, was sent from Milwaukee to New York on Sunday to have a forearm nerve issue examined.

Shoulder, elbow and forearm injuries sidelined Matz for portions of the previous three seasons.

“He wasn’t able to throw his bullpen today,” manager Mickey Callaway said.

Matz allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 ⅔ innings Friday in a 3-1 loss to the Brewers. He is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA in seven starts this season.

Callaway told reporters that Matz has had the nerve issue for a couple of weeks.

“He’s been able to pitch fine and swing the bat fine, but at this point, when it was bothering him today, we figured we better go get it checked,” Callaway told MLB.com. “We’ll just evaluate tomorrow first and try to get through that one and then go from there.”

Injury report: The Nationals placed first baseman Matt Adams on the injured list with because of a strained left shoulder. … San Diego right-hander Trey Wingenter went on the IL because of inflammation in his throwing shoulder.

Briefly: The Brewers promoted reliever Burch Smith from the minors, sent reliever Taylor Williams to Triple-A and designated reliever Jay Jackson for assignment. … The Mets optioned relievers Ryan O’Rourke and Chris Flexen to Triple-A Syracuse and recalled relievers Tim Peterson and Tyler Bashlor.

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