Relievers Josh Edgin and Daisuke Matsuzaka did not accompany the Mets on their flight to Miami to begin a six-game road trip. Both are having elbow problems, but Edgin's might be the most ominous.
Manager Terry Collins said Edgin will be "down a while" and Edgin called it a "bad day" because's he's uncertain whether he will need left elbow surgery. He had platelet-rich plasma therapy last Monday, but when he tried to warm up during Friday's game, he was unable to go. He subsequently had an MRI that showed bone spurs in his elbow.
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"I'm going to stay here to see the doctor and go from there," Edgin said.
Collins said Dana Eveland will take over for Edgin as the primary lefthanded reliever, but the Mets also promoted lefthander Dario Alvarez from Double-A Binghamton. Three other players were called up to join them in Miami: infielder Josh Satin and righthander Erik Goeddel from Triple-A Las Vegas and catcher Juan Centeno from Binghamton.
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David Wright, playing with an injured left shoulder, snapped out of a 1-for-10 slump with two hits. "At times, I probably have kind of hurt us a bit offensively," he said, "but if I feel like I'm capable of going in there and doing some damage in the lineup, then I'm going to play."