The New York Mets have struggled to keep their pitchers healthy this season. Both Jacob DeGrom and Max Scherzer have spent significant time away from the ball club with their respective injuries. And, most recently, Chris Bassitt was placed on the IL due to COVID-19.

Bassitt self-tested and reported a positive COVID-19 test last week, forcing him to miss his expected start against the Texas Rangers last Friday. The Mets pitcher said he wasn't sick but was forced to miss time anyway.

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What's Chris Bassitt's solution to COVID-positive but otherwise healthy players missing time?

“Stop testing it,” he told reporters on Thursday. “Stop acting like COVID is far worse than a lot of other things. Not trying to get too much into it, but I was never sick, never had a symptom…I guess the answer is, I should've never said anything. I should never have said I tested positive. I probably won't the rest of my career. There's no way, there's no reason.”

Chris Bassitt first expressed his frustration with the controversial situation, but then explained why he originally tested. Bassitt said he felt “sluggish” and “tired” during the second game of the Mets' two-game home series against the Houston Astros. He said that he had his young daughter and his teammates in mind when he decided to take the test.

Ultimately, he isn't sure if he made the right choice.

“I don't know if I made the right decision of saying something or not.”

However, moving forward, it doesn't seem too likely that Bassitt will be testing if he experiences minor symptoms again.