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Pelfrey to have season-ending surgery

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HOUSTON (AP)

Mets starter Mike Pelfrey will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday.

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The team announced the news after Pelfrey, who is 0-0 with a 2.29 ERA in three starts this season, was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday. Andrews determined that Pelfrey needed the surgery despite the ligament only being partially torn.

The 28-year-old was 7-13 with a 4.74 ERA 33 starts last season for the Mets. His best season came in 2010 when he went 15-9 with a 3.66 ERA.

He has been on the disabled list since last Tuesday.

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