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.
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.