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Hamstring
March 29, 2024
The Red Sox placed Mata (hamstring) on the 15-day injured list Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Mata suffered a right hamstring strain early in camp and was unable to make any appearances in the Grapefruit League, so this decision comes as little surprise. Per MLB.com, the 24-year-old right-hander is likely trending toward a return in May, as he'll essentially need to go through his own version of spring training before being ready to pitch in games. Mata doesn't have any minor-league options remaining, so unless the Red Sox want to risk losing him to waivers, he'll have to be included on the big-league roster once activated from the IL.