FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, New York Mets relief pitcher Josh Edgin (66) reacts after being relieved during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field in New York. Mets reliever Josh Edgin has a stretched lef
John Minchillo, File
March 15, 2015

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.

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