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Mets’ Mike Pelfrey To Likely Undergo Tommy John Surgery, Ending His Season

(credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

(credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) - The Mets say starter Mike Pelfrey will likely undergo Tommy John surgery, which would sideline him until next year.

Pelfrey has a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow. He was put on the disabled list Tuesday when an MRI showed swelling in the joint.

The exam results were sent to orthopedist Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. After Andrews consulted with the Mets on Thursday, it was decided that Pelfrey would see the doctor, known for ligament-replacement operations.

Pelfrey is 0-0 with a 2.29 ERA after three starts. He said he often felt “a little grab” in his arm on his first pitch of innings on Saturday, but then it would go away. He figured it was just tendinitis.

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