New York Mets News

Josh Edgin may not pitch again in 2014

By Danny Abriano
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Josh Edgin, who hasn’t appeared in a game since August 23 due to bone spurs and tendinitis in his left (pitching) elbow, may not pitch for the Mets again in 2014.

Edgin was initially only supposed to miss a few days, but manager Terry Collins intimated that Edgin pitching at all in September is in doubt.

This season for the Mets, the 27-year-old Edgin has posted a 1.40 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 25.2 innings pitched spanning 41 appearances.

With rosters expanding, the Mets called up LHP Dario Alvarez and RHP Erik Goeddel and placed them in the bullpen to help offset the loss of Edgin and fellow reliever Vic Black (on the disabled list with a herniated disk).

Thoughts:

Edgin’s two injuries (bone spurs and tendinitis) seem fairly minor, but with the Mets not in contention and with expanded rosters allowing them to place reinforcements in the bullpen, pushing Edgin makes no sense.

The Mets have already called up LHP Dario Alvarez, but Edgin’s absence may mean that Jack Leathersich – currently with Triple-A Las Vegas – makes his major league debut later this month.

Leathersich, 24, needs to be added to the 40-man roster after the season in order to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, so calling him up in the coming days would make sense.

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