PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Concerned about a drop in velocity, the New York Mets have scheduled reliever Josh Edgin for an MRI.

The left-hander experienced elbow discomfort and gave up back-to-back RBI triples to left-handed hitters in a 13-2 loss Monday to the Miami Marlins.

Edgin was 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA in 47 appearances last season and averaged 93 mph with his fastball. The 28-year-old missed two weeks late in the season because of tendinitis and bone spurs in his elbow, and he received a platelet-rich plasma injection.

New York’s only other left-handed relievers in camp are Sean Gilmartin, who was selected from Minnesota in the winter meeting draft; and a trio at spring training with minor league contracts: Scott Rice, Dario Alvarez and Jack Leathersich.

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