Mets left-handed reliever Josh Edgin was officially assigned to AAA Las Vegas today, as his 30-day rehab window has expired. Edgin has pitched good between both St. Lucie and Las Vegas posting a 1.13 ERA in ten appearances but his velocity isn’t quite back to where it was previously. Edgin’s fastball velocity has hovered between 87-88 mph, but prior to his elbow injury his average fastball was sitting at 92 mph. With the Mets bullpen being as strong as it has been through the first month of the season there is no need to rush Edgin back at this point. Edgin has also not appeared in back-to-back games yet which is another feat he will have to accomplish before being recalled.
Left-handed reliever Josh Edgin made a significant step in his return from last year’s Tommy John operation by making his first rehab appearance with the St. Lucie Mets yesterday and recording two outs.
Edgin had allowed one run on one hit, with a strikeout, and a walk. The results don’t matter as much as Edgin proving he is healthy, and that he could get his velocity up to the mid-90’s again. Edgin is expected back with the ball club on May 1st, which leaves him pitching on a rehab assignment for the next three weeks.
Edgin would be a valuable asset to the Mets bullpen if he is healthy and able to regain his velocity. In 2014 Edgin had posted a 1.32 ERA in 47 relief appearances, and was beginning to emerge as one of the Mets most reliable relievers in their bullpen.