Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mets News: Josh Edgin's elbow still barking, so is Dice-K's


Mets News:

Left-handed reliever Josh Edgin, who has not appeared in a game since Aug. 23, will remain in New York and be examined by team doctors after the Labor Day weekend.

Edgin has bone spurs in the elbow and is unsure whether he will need surgery to have those removed this offseason. He received platelet-rich plasma therapy last Monday and also underwent an MRI that did not reveal any tears, the southpaw said.

Manager Terry Collins said he expected Edgin to be "down for a while" and that the team will lean on Dana Eveland for lefty relief. The Mets also promoted Dario Alvarez from Double-A.

Edgin tried to warm up to enter Friday's game and was unable to do so.

Meanwhile, Daisuke Matsuzaka also will remain in New York to get his elbow checked out. Matsuzaka has struggled since returning from the disabled list Thursday.
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