Mets reliever Josh Edgin to have season-ending Tommy John

New York Mets reliever Josh Edgin is done for the season and will have Tommy John surgery this week.

General manager Sandy Alderson updated the status of the left-hander on Sunday. The loss of Edgin puts the Mets' bullpen in a difficult spot.

Edgin had an MRI last week that showed a stretched elbow ligament and bone spur. The Mets gave him the option of pursuing non-surgical rehabilitation or surgery. Edgin sought a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews before choosing to have surgery.

The 28-year-old was 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA in 47 appearances last season. 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.

The only other left-handed relievers in camp are Sean Gilmartin and three pitchers with minor league contracts - Scott Rice, Dario Alvarez and Jack Leathersich.
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