New York Mets News

Josh Edgin and Daisuke Matsuzaka receive cortisone shots

By Danny Abriano

Per the Mets, Josh Edgin and Daisuke Matsuzaka, who have been out of action recently due to elbow issues, both received cortisone injections on Tuesday.

While Edgin and Matsuzaka will need a few days for the shots to kick in, it’s expected that they’ll join the club over the weekend in Cincinnati.

Edgin, who is dealing with bone chips, hasn’t appeared in a game since August 23.

Matsuzaka was on the disabled list for a bit over a month before being activated in late August. He appeared in two games after being activated and struggled both times, with his last appearance coming on August 30.

With the Mets having promoted RHP Erik Goeddel and LHP Dario Alvarez with rosters expanded, they can afford to wait out Edgin and Matsuzaka’s injuries instead of placing them on the disabled list.


As was the case before Edgin received his cortisone shot, it would make sense for the Mets to promote LHP Jack Leathersich, currently pitching out of the bullpen for Triple-A Las Vegas.

Las Vegas begins the Playoffs on Wednesday, and it’s a safe bet that Leathersich – who needs to be added to the 40-man roster anyway to avoid exposing him to the Rule 5 draft – will get the call once Vegas’ season comes to a close.