PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) New York Mets reliever Josh Edgin is done for the season and will have elbow-ligament replacement surgery this week.
General manager Sandy Alderson updated the status of the left-hander on Sunday. The loss of Edgin puts the Mets' bullpen in a difficult spot.
Edgin had an MRI last week that showed a stretched elbow ligament and bone spur. The Mets gave him the option of pursuing non-surgical rehabilitation or surgery. Edgin sought a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews before choosing to have surgery.
The 28-year-old was 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA in 47 appearances last season. He missed two weeks late in the season because of tendinitis and bone spurs in his elbow, and he received a platelet-rich plasma injection.
The only other left-handed relievers in camp are Sean Gilmartin and three pitchers with minor league contracts - Scott Rice, Dario Alvarez and Jack Leathersich.