The Mets made their first round of cuts from the major league camp on Monday, and one name was surprising — Josh Edgin.
Edgin has not pitched well this spring — he threw three innings over three games, pitching to an ERA of 12.00. He allowed eight hits and three walks while striking out just one batter. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Edgin’s fastball topped out in the upper 80s.
The Mets were expecting big things from Josh Edgin after he burst onto the scene in the middle of 2012, striking out 30 batters in 25.2 innings. However, he faltered early last season and had to be sent to the minors. He came back later and pitched reasonably well before a rib injury ended his season.
It is unclear if he is still not recovered from that injury or if his velocity is down for other reasons. Either way, a pitcher who was supposed to be a key member of the bullpen will start the season in Las Vegas. Whether we will ever see Josh Edgin pitching effectively again in a Mets uniform is unknown.