His turn in the rotation was skipped with what is being referred to as "general soreness." He felt sore while preparing for his last start so the Mets removed him. He could resume throwing this weekend. There is no word on the severity of the problem or if the so-called soreness is affecting his arm. As the media likes to note, Willie Randolph likes to downplay injury concerns so it's hard to tell if it's significant, but with Glavine and Pedro out, it must be significant enough for him to miss a turn with those two out.
"Trying to hit him was like trying to drink coffee with a fork." - Willie Stargell on Sandy Koufax