New York Mets lefthander Josh Edgin will undergo Tommy John surgery.
The reliever will miss the entire 2015 season. Last week Edgin had an MRI that showed his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) was stretched out, but not torn. Though he considered rehab instead of surgery, Edgin met with orthopedist Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion.
Edgin will undergo the surgery this week by team doctor David Altchek. In a press release, Edgin said, "It was the best decision for my future and my family. The Mets stood behind me 100 percent. I'm disappointed, because we have a heck of a team. My mindset is to be ready to go on Opening Day, 2016."
Last season for the Mets, Edgin had an ERA of 1.32 with 28 strikeouts and six walks in 27 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old has spent all three of his seasons in MLB with the Mets.
- Sarah Barshop