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Chris Bassitt was stationed in Illinois hours before the scheduled Mets began.

Max Scherzer, and eventually Jacob DeGrom, approached a return from the long disabled list stint, and Chris Bassitt was scheduled for Friday. I was scratched from the start and assigned to IL.

Mets didn't immediately list Bassitt's illness, butMLB.comreported that it was an "intact problem."

Left-handed David Peterson will start in place of Bassitt in the Rangers match at Citi Field on Friday.

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Scherzer has a second rehab of Double A Binghamton at Hartford have started. According to the website, he is expected to make his first start since he suffered a diagonal injury to the Reds on Tuesday, May 18.

Righty R.J. Alvarez was summoned by Triple A Syracuse to win Bassitt's roster.