Results tagged ‘ Josh Edgin ’

Wheeler satisfied elbow injury is not serious

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Rather than prepare for his originally scheduled Grapefruit League start against the Nationals, Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler spent his Saturday morning downplaying the elbow injury and blister that forced him to the sideline.

“It’s something that I’ve had before and had to deal with,” Wheeler said of his right elbow tendinitis in particular. “It mainly sort of picked up last year, but I’ve had it my whole career. It’s been that way. I’ve dealt with it and stuff. I’m just going day-to-day with it.”

For now, that means a brief period of rest. The Mets treated Wheeler’s discomfort last season with anti-inflammatories and other treatments, but no injections. And Wheeler simply pitched through the pain — finishing 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA in his first full season. His blister is a recurring injury that he has had since high school, and also something he believes he can manage.

“Every pitcher in here pitches through pain at some point,” Wheeler said. “It’s just a matter of dealing with it. … You don’t want to push yourself during Spring Training. The games don’t mean anything here. I’m just trying to get myself right for the season when the games actually do mean something.”

Wheeler plans to rest for a few days, throw a bullpen later this week and make his next scheduled start, as he continues to compete for an Opening Day assignment. Right-hander Tyler Pill took his spot Saturday against the Nationals, in what the Mets anticipate being a one-start hiatus.

Still, the club has reason to be concerned, considering Major League Baseball’s growing history of elbow injuries turning into operations. Over the past 20 months, Mets pitchers Matt Harvey, Bobby Parnell and Jeremy Hefner (twice) have undergone Tommy John surgeries. Reliever Josh Edgin is currently considering an operation as well. Outside the Mets’ clubhouse, Rangers ace Yu Darvish is about to join the growing ranks of top-flight arms headed for the operating table.

“You always have that in the back of your head, but you try not to change anything you’re doing — arm angle, mechanics, that kind of stuff,” Wheeler said. “You just keep doing what you’re doing and trust it.”

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Josh Edgin weighing Tommy John surgery

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Mets left-hander Josh Edgin is considering undergoing Tommy John surgery, which would force him to miss the entire season.

Edgin returned to Mets camp Thursday from New York, where orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Altchek diagnosed him with a stretched ligament and a bony mass in his left elbow, according to general manager Sandy Alderson. Edgin will spend the next few days deciding if he wants to attempt a rehab program or undergo surgery, which would sideline him until 2016.

“It’s disappointing, yes,” Edgin said. “Actually, really disappointing. We’re going to have a great year this year, whether it’s with me or without me.”

If Edgin opts for rehab, he will still open the season on the disabled list. But he could contribute as soon as April, with the caveat that the stretched ligament and bony mass will still exist — perhaps portending future injury. Surgery would knock Edgin out for the season, but theoretically fix the problem for good.

“It’s not a black-and-white situation,” Alderson said. “There’s a certain amount of gray area here that requires some judgment on the physician’s part, as well as Josh deciding exactly how he wants to approach it.

“We’re going to let Josh sort through the information. We’ve talked about it and we’ve talked with the doctor. But look, I’m not the patient. I’m not the person who’s got the injury or the career in front of it.”

To that end, Edgin said he is considering “wife, kids, future, teammates, a lot of stuff” as he weighs both options. Understanding that Tommy John surgery “has a great outlook on it,” with most patients recovering all of their velocity within one year, Edgin also wants to pitch.

A former 30th-round Draft pick in 2010, Edgin, 28, grew up on a farm in Three Springs, Pa., receiving a $2,000 bonus as the 902nd player chosen that year. He blazed through the Mets’ system from there, coming to camp last month all but guaranteed a job for the first time. Now, Edgin is facing a decision that will significantly affect his career either way.

“Whatever I choose to do, I’m going to go at it 100 percent,” Edgin said.

Like most clubs, the Mets have had multiple big leaguers undergo Tommy John surgery in recent seasons. Most famously, Matt Harvey underwent the procedure in Oct. 2013 and is due to make his regular-season return in April. Closer Bobby Parnell had Tommy John surgery in April 2014 and is also due back this year, either in late April and early May. Right-hander Jeremy Hefner, who appeared in 50 games for the Mets from 2012-13, underwent his second Tommy John procedure last October and will miss this entire season.

Harvey initially considered rehab before consenting to surgery. Across town, Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka is undergoing a rehab program in lieu of Tommy John. But both of those players had partial tears of their ulnar collateral ligaments; Edgin’s ligament is stretched like a loose rubber band, not torn, and Alderson indicated that rehab alone is not capable of tightening it.

If Edgin does miss significant time, the primary candidates to replace him are Rule 5 pick Sean Gilmartin, Dario Alvarez and Scott Rice, all left-handers. Jack Leathersich is also on the team’s radar, but remains an unlikely option given his control issues. Starting pitching prospect Steven Matz is not a bullpen candidate at this time.

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Three Up, Three Down: O.co edition

This here’s Duda Country.

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Tuesday: A’s 6, Mets 2
Three Up:
 Travis d’Arnaud, Josh Edgin, Eric Campbell
Three Down: Dillon Gee, Gonzalez Germen, Lucas Duda

Wednesday: Mets 8, A’s 5
Three Up:
 Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell, Curtis Granderson
Three Down: Vic Black, Matt den Dekker, David Wright

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +11
Lucas Duda +8
Bartolo Colon +8
Daniel Murphy +7
Jon Niese +6
Zack Wheeler +5
Eric Campbell +3
Buddy Carlyle +3
Travis d’Arnaud +3
Josh Edgin +3
Ike Davis +2

Dana Eveland +2
Juan Lagares +2
Matt den Dekker +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Dillon Gee +1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Wilmer Flores -2
Gonzalez Germen -2
Curtis Granderson -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Carlos Torres -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -9
David Wright -9

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Three Up, Three Down: Things Unraveling

Monday: Giants 4, Mets 3
Three Up:
Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares, Josh Edgin
Three Down: Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Curtis Granderson

Tuesday: Mets 6, Nationals 1
Three Up:
Zack Wheeler, Daniel Murphy, Jeurys Familia
Three Down: Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell, Ruben Tejada

Wednesday: Nationals 7, Mets 1
Three Up:
Buddy Carlyle, Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares
Three Down: Jon Niese, Carlos Torres, Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Thursday: Nationals 5, Mets 3
Three Up:
Vic Black, Daniel Murphy, Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Three Down: David Wright, Juan Lagares, Carlos Torres

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +11
Lucas Duda +9
Daniel Murphy +8
Bartolo Colon +6
Jon Niese +5
Zack Wheeler +4
Buddy Carlyle +3
Dana Eveland +3
Juan Lagares +3
Ike Davis +2

Jeurys Familia +2
Dillon Gee +2
Vic Black +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Josh Edgin +1
Wilmer Flores -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Taylor Teagarden -2
Carlos Torres -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
David Wright -6
Eric Young, Jr. -7
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -10

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Phillies 6, Mets 0: Three Up, Three Down

Cole Hamels happened.

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Three Up: Buddy Carlyle, Eric Campbell, Curtis Granderson
Three Down: Josh Edgin, Daniel Murphy, Travis d’Arnaud

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +10
Lucas Duda +9
Bartolo Colon +7
Jon Niese +6
Dana Eveland +4
Daniel Murphy +4
Zack Wheeler +3
Ike Davis +2

Jeurys Familia +2
Dillon Gee +2
Eric Campbell +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Curtis Granderson +1
Vic Black -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Taylor Teagarden -2
David Wright -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -10

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Mets 4, Braves 3: Three Up, Three Down

Three Up: Ruben Tejada, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Carlos Torres
Three Down: Vic Black, Josh Edgin, Jenrry Mejia

Season Standings
Jon Niese +8
Jacob deGrom +6
Bartolo Colon +5
Lucas Duda +4
Daniel Murphy +4
Dana Eveland +3
Dillon Gee +3
Juan Lagares +3
Bobby Abreu +2
Ike Davis +2

Josh Edgin +2
Anthony Recker +2
Eric Campbell +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Carlos Torres +1
Zack Wheeler +1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Vic Black -2
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
Wilmer Flores -3
David Wright -3
Ruben Tejada -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Eric Young, Jr. -5
Chris Young -10

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Three Up, Three Down: Ranger Danger

Some missing episodes:

July 2: Braves 3, Mets 1
Three Up: Eric Young, Jacob deGrom, Vic Black
Three Down: Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy

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July 4: Mets 6, Rangers 5
Three Up: Bobby Abreu, Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell
Three Down: Daniel Murphy, Jeurys Familia, Eric Young

July 5: Rangers 5, Mets 3
Three Up: Josh Edgin, Curtis Granderson, Travis d’Arnaud
Three Down: Bartolo Colon, Juan Lagares, Daniel Murphy

July 6: Mets 8, Rangers 4
Three Up: Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Anthony Recker, Zack Wheeler
Three Down: David Wright, Gonzalez Germen, Bobby Abreu

Season Standings
Jon Niese +8
Jacob deGrom +6
Bartolo Colon +5
Lucas Duda +4
Daniel Murphy +4
Josh Edgin +3
Dana Eveland +3
Dillon Gee +3
Juan Lagares +3
Bobby Abreu +2
Ike Davis +2

Anthony Recker +2
Eric Campbell +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Zack Wheeler +1
Vic Black -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
Wilmer Flores -3
David Wright -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Ruben Tejada -5
Eric Young, Jr. -5
Chris Young -10

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Three Up, Three Down: Steel City mediocrity

The Mets lose three of four in Pittsburgh.

Thursday: Pirates 5, Mets 2
Three Up:
Lucas Duda, Bobby Abreu, Josh Edgin
Three Down: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Carlos Torres, Curtis Granderson

Friday: Pirates 3, Mets 2
Three Up:
Daniel Murphy, Travis d’Arnaud, Jenrry Mejia
Three Down: Vic Black, Chris Young, Curtis Granderson

Saturday: Mets 5, Pirates 3
Three Up:
Eric Campbell, Jeurys Familia, Eric Young
Three Down: Jon Niese, Curtis Granderson, Anthony Recker

Sunday: Pirates 5, Mets 2
Three Up:
 Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda, Gonzalez Germen
Three Down: Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares

Season Standings
Jon Niese +8
Bartolo Colon +6
Jacob deGrom +5
Juan Lagares +5
Daniel Murphy +5
Lucas Duda +4
Dana Eveland +3
Jeurys Familia +3
Dillon Gee +3
Bobby Abreu +2
Ike Davis +2
Josh Edgin +2

Eric Campbell +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Anthony Recker +1
John Lannan -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Vic Black -2
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
David Wright -2
Curtis Granderson -3
Wilmer Flores -3
Ruben Tejada -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Eric Young, Jr. -5
Chris Young -9

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Cardinals 6, Mets 2: Three Up, Three Down

Carlos Martinez, I know. But who’s this Greenwood kid?

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Three Up: Chris Young, Dana Eveland, Josh Edgin
Three Down: Jacob deGrom, Taylor Teagarden, Eric Campbell

Season Standings
Jon Niese +9
Juan Lagares +6
Bartolo Colon +5
Jacob deGrom +4
Daniel Murphy +4
Dillon Gee +3
Bobby Abreu +2
Eric Campbell +2
Ike Davis +2
Dana Eveland +2
Jeurys Familia +2

Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Lucas Duda +1
Anthony Recker +1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Wilmer Flores -2
Ruben Tejada -2
Travis d’Arnaud -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
David Wright -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Chris Young -7

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Three Up, Three Down: Friartime

Friday: Mets 6, Padres 2
Three Up:
 Bobby Abreu, Bartolo Colon, Lucas Duda
Three Down: Chris Young, Josh Edgin, David Wright

Saturday: Padres 5, Mets 0
Three Up:
 Dana Eveland, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Chris Young, Zack Wheeler, Daniel Murphy

Sunday: Mets 3, Padres 1
Three Up:
 Curtis Granderson, Carlos Torres, Jenrry Mejia
Three Down: David Wright, Andrew Brown, Daisuke Matsuzaka

Season Standings
Jon Niese +9
Juan Lagares +6
Jacob deGrom +5
Bartolo Colon +5
Daniel Murphy +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Bobby Abreu +2
Ike Davis +2
Jeurys Familia +2

Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Lucas Duda +1
Dana Eveland +1
Anthony Recker +1
Taylor Teagarden +1
Josh Edgin -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Wilmer Flores -2
Ruben Tejada -2
Travis d’Arnaud -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
David Wright -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Chris Young -8

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