PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 20: Dellin Betances #68 of the New York Mets poses for a photo during Photo Day at Clover Park on February 20, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
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The Mets bullpen loses a big arm, but fans shouldn’t be surprised. 

Surprise! Dellin Betances is hurt. Again.

The New York Mets announced on Thursday that Betances was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder impingement.

The team called up right-hander Trevor Hildenberger.

Betances was sidelined with the same injury during 2019 spring training for the Yankees. His velocity was down then and has not returned to what it was when he was a dominant reliever for the Yankees.

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.