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New York Mets ace Kodai Senga will not return to the rotation before the All-Star Game, according to what manager Carlos Mendoza told reporters on Saturday. Senga has not yet pitched this season: first because of moderate capsule strain in his throwing shoulder, and since because of a triceps issue. The Mets expressed optimism that he could return to throwing bullpen sessions this week.

Senga, 31, was named an All-Star and placed second in the Rookie of the Year competition the previous season. He had a 2.98 ERA (139 ERA+) and a 2.62 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 29 starts. Baseball Reference calculated that Senga’s efforts were worth an estimated 4.5 Wins Above Replacement.

Prior to the 2018 season, Senga signed a $75 million, five-year contract with the Mets. It’s noteworthy that Senga has a conditional option for the 2028 season included in his contract in case he misses a significant amount of time due to an elbow ailment. That option doesn’t seem to be activated by these injuries.

Back in May, Senga explained that his absence from the Mets had been extended by his desire to overhaul his mechanics. “With my current mechanics, I didn’t think I’d be able to come back at 100%,” he told reporters at the time.

Senga is but one of several notable injury-related absences from the Mets roster. New York is also without catcher Francisco Alvarez and closer Edwin Díaz.

With a 27-35 record as of Saturday, the Mets are in fourth place in the National League East. They go into this weekend’s series in London against the Philadelphia Phillies riding a three-game winning run. On Tuesday, the Mets will make their way back to New York to start a six-game homestand against the Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres.

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