Mets: Extent of injuries announced for Tyler Pill and Josh Edgin
Both pitchers slated to see doctors in New York on Monday
Injuries have been one of the main themes for the Mets this season and that was further revealed on Sunday. Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review Journal reported Tyler Pill and Josh Edgin will both see doctors in New York. 51s pitching coach, Frank Viola revealed Pill has bone chips in his elbow and Edgin had a meniscus tear in his knee.
Edgin was removed from the 40-man roster and designated for assignment to make room for AJ Ramos. When he cleared waivers, the 30-year old southpaw reliever was outrighted to Las Vegas. Edgin was putting together a solid season, but it got derailed when he gave up seven earned runs on 13 hits over eight innings in June.
Since being sent back to the minors, Edgin allowed one run in three appearances, which spanned 3.1 innings. A 30th round pick in 2010, Edgin posted a career year in 2014. However, he missed all of 2015 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Upon returning, Edgin has seen a spike in his walks and hits allowed. He also was not as effective against lefties (.280 batting average against this season).
Pill got his first taste of the big leagues this year at age 27. The Cal St. Fullerton product pitched to an 0-3 record and a 5.32 ERA in seven Major League appearances with three starts. He made his debut against Pittsburgh out of the bullpen on May 27. He got his first start three days later against Milwaukee and allowed one run over 5.1 innings.
This season, Pill started in Binghamton but was quickly bumped up to Triple-A after not allowing an earned run in his first 10.2 innings. That streak continued through his first three starts with Las Vegas. Pill last pitched with the Mets on July 27 at San Diego. He was optioned the next day and placed on the DL a week later.
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Pill doesn’t have overpowering stuff as is evidenced by his career 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. However, he was fairly efficient and lasted deeper into games with 10 of his 15 starts encompassing at least six innings.