Mike Pelfrey On DL; Could Be Done For Year

The Mets just announced they placed Mike Pelfrey on the DL after a MRI showed swelling in his elbow (retroactive to April 22). Taking his place on the roster is left-handed pitcher Robert Carson from Double-A Binghamton.

ESPN reported Pelfrey has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and could undergo season-ending surgery.

Pelfrey is expected to get a second opinion. Pelfrey was rocked in his first start, but pitched well in his last two.

Carson, 23, is 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA in five games at Binghamton.

3 thoughts on “Mike Pelfrey On DL; Could Be Done For Year

  1. I heard about this last night.

    Interesting they bring Carson up.

    It is good they are leaving their big guns down below to get experience and wait till they are ready.

    A stark departure from the previous crew.

  2. Carson is only here for a couple of days, they will call up Schwinden for Friday’s start.

    Too bad about Pelf. Of course, Boras must be beside himself, since he isn’t going to get a big contract in the offseason. He’ll be lucky to get a minor league offer if he has TJ. Frankly, even if he doesn’t he won’t get the big money, since teams will be worried his elbow will blow out.

    • That is the risk you take. Wait a year and get a bigger payday.

      Do the deal now and take a lesser one but guarantee the future.