New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 24, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
John Bazemore
June 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz could miss his next start because of elbow discomfort.

The left-hander, who left his start Friday at Atlanta in the fifth inning, underwent an MRI exam Monday in New York. He is scheduled to start Wednesday at Washington.

''We haven't committed to Steven just yet,'' manager Terry Collins said Monday. ''We'll have him re-evaluated and we'll wait to see where we are here tomorrow, and we'll probably know more tomorrow.''

Matz is 7-3 with a 3.29 ERA this year. He won seven consecutive starts earlier this season, but is 0-2 with a 5.91 ERA in June.

Matz also underwent an MRI in May on his pitching elbow.

''It's the same,'' said Matz, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2010. ''Just kind of where I got checked out before. Nothing major - (no) structural damage, so that peace of mind is good.''

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