Mets reliever Josh Edgin to have MRI after drop in velocity
Concerned about a drop in velocity, the New York Mets have scheduled reliever Josh Edgin for an MRI.
The left-hander experienced elbow discomfort and gave up back-to-back RBI triples to left-handed hitters in 13-2 loss Monday to the Miami Marlins.
Edgin was 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA in 47 appearances last season and averaged 93 mph with his fastball. He missed two weeks late in the season because of tendinitis and bone spurs in his elbow, and he received a platelet-rich plasma injection.
New York’s only other left-handed relievers in camp are Sean Gilmartin, who was selected from Minnesota in the winter meeting draft; and a trio at spring training with minor-league contracts: Scott Rice, Dario Alvarez and Jack Leathersich.