Mets SP Colon to miss start while visiting ailing mother in Dominican
AUG 18, 2014 11:57a ET
Manager Terry Collins said reliever Carlos Torres is going to fill in for the 41-year-old Colon against the Chicago Cubs.
Collins says Colon's mother is very ill and that the pitcher could be placed on the bereavement list Tuesday.
Daisuke Matsuzaka is a possible option to take Colon's next start, if needed. Out with elbow inflammation, Matsuzaka pitched six innings Saturday in a rehab start.
Torres faced two batters Sunday and pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief three days ago. He went 4 2/3 innings in relief July 4 and made nine starts last season.