Edgin has been effective at Triple-A Las Vegas but his velocity is only in the low-90s, which is why he may not be considered for a call up, the NY Post reports. Edgin, prior to Tommy John surgery, topped out around 95 mph. The drop in velocity, despite the 2.45 ERA and 22 K in 22 innings pitched, is likely why he remains in the minors despite the Mets needing another bullpen arm.
Edgin (elbow) was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Edgin finished his rehab assignment Sunday, but the Mets are set with the current bullpen and opted to send the 29-year-old lefty down to Triple-A. Antonio Bastardo and Jerry Blevins will continue to serve as the left-handed specialists in the Mets bullpen.
Edgin (elbow) could remain in the minors when his rehab assignment concludes Sunday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Unfortunately for Edgin, manager Terry Collins stated that the left-hander won'tt return to New York until he has pitched on consecutive days, which he hasn't been able to do yet. Collins also said that there's not really a vacancy in the Mets bullpen, meaning that Edgin could be locked a bit longer in Triple-A until he's absolutely needed. Between all of this and the fact that his fastball is only sitting around 88 miles per hour, it'll be tough for Edgin to crack the Mets bullpen in the near future.
Edgin (elbow) struck out the lone batter he faced at High-A St. Lucie on Thursday and could move his rehab up a level. Edgin is on a 30-day rehab assignment and has allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out five in 3.1 innings for St. Lucie. Look for him to move up the ladder to Double-A Binghamton and then Triple-A Las Vegas. Edgin could be ready to return to the majors around May 1 and a promotion could come at the expense of Rafael Montero, if he isn't demoted Friday for Jacob deGrom.
Edgin threw 27 pitches in two-thirds of an inning during a rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports. Edgin was not overly effective, as he gave up a hit, a walk, and a sacrifice fly in the outing, but the appearance does show some progress in his return from Tommy John surgery. He still has a few more rehab appearances scheduled, but the Mets still estimate that the left-hander will return around May 1.
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