Mets RHP Buchholz is out with depression, anxiety

Mets right-hander Taylor Buchholz did not return from the

disabled list after his pitching shoulder healed because he is

being treated for depression and anxiety.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said the team has waited to

disclose Buchholz’s condition until he was comfortable with it

becoming public.

Buchholz said in a statement the Mets released Friday before

their game against the crosstown rival Yankees that he also

suffered from depression and anxiety last season with the Colorado

Rockies before he returned from Tommy John surgery.

Buchholz is taking new medication and says he is not supposed to

pitch until he adjusts to the dosage.

Buchholz went on the DL June 2, retroactive to May 30 with

shoulder fatigue.