Report: Mets To Non-Tender Pelfrey, Roll Dice In Free Agency
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mike Pelfrey may have started his last game in a Mets uniform.
Then again, maybe not.
Pelfrey will be non-tendered this offseason, according to the New York Post. Eying a discount, the Mets instead “will make a run at him as a free agent,” the Post reported.
The big right-hander is expected to miss a chunk of next season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in May. New York would have to offer Pelfrey, who is arbitration-eligible, at least $4.55 million for 2013.
“Obviously, it’s frustrating,” Pelfrey said in late April. “I’ve never been hurt in my life.”
Selected ninth overall in the 2005 draft, the 28-year-old is 50-54 with a 4.36 ERA. He recorded just 19.2 innings in three starts this season.
A source also told the Post that Andres Torres’ future with the Mets is “up in the air.” Torres could be non-tendered after an underwhelming season at center field.
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