New York Mets News

Dana Eveland shut down due to inflammation in elbow

By Danny Abriano
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Dana Eveland, whose left elbow has been bothering him since August, has been shut down and may miss the remainder of the season.

An MRI on Thursday revealed inflammation but no structural damage in Eveland’s elbow. He’s been prescribed rest.

Eveland received a cortisone shot in his left elbow on August 20 and returned to action shortly thereafter. However, after pitching frequently after returning in late-August, Eveland had appeared in only one game this month.

In 27 1/3 innings pitched this season for the Mets, Eveland has posted a 2.63 ERA and 1.10 WHIP.

Thoughts:

With Eveland likely done for the season, the Mets now have two left-handed pitchers in the bullpen: Josh Edgin and rookie Dario Alvarez.

If the Mets want to add another lefty to the bullpen, one option is Jack Leathersich, who recently finished the season with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Although Las Vegas’ season is over, the Mets can call Leathersich up to the majors if they so choose.

The 24-year-old Leathersich, who needs to be added to the 40-man roster after the season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, had a 2.93 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 46 innings pitched for Double-A Binghamton before being promoted to Las Vegas late in the season.

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