Reliever Scott Atchison, who had renewed numbness in his right fingers because of a bone spur in his pitching elbow, received a second opinion from doctor James Andrews. Andrews concurred with Mets doctors that Atchison did not need surgery now to remove the spur, which has irritated a nerve, the team announced.
Atchison will attempt to resume throwing after returning to Port St. Lucie.
Jeurys Familia is headed to New York to be examined by team doctors.
Familia landed on the disabled list May 12 with what has been labeled biceps tendinitis. He made a pair of rehab appearances with Class A St. Lucie before the issue resurfaced. Terry Collins recently had expressed hope Familia would be back on a mound this past weekend after letting the issue calm.
Familia said that he is not in pain -- just that he cannot fully extend his arm during his delivery.