In the second or third inning of a start May 14, Angels right-hander Alex Meyer took a deep breath and felt a sharp pain in his back.
“That feels weird,” he recalled thinking.
He kept pitching, felt nothing in his final innings as he dominated the Detroit Tigers, and concluded the jolt had been an aberration.
“Obviously, I could look up and see the radar gun and see that everything’s fine,” Meyer said. “It’s hard to say something if you’re doing that.”
After his next start, Saturday in New York against the Mets, the pain returned and Meyer told the team about it. On Wednesday, the Angels put him on the 10-day disabled list because of back...