Mets Reliever Josh Edgin Chooses Tommy John Surgery for ‘Future’ and ‘Family’—March 15, 2015

Josh Edgin stood in the hallway of the Mets clubhouse, wrapping his right hand on his left elbow. Saturday night, after discussing it with his wife, he decided to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the damage in his left elbow.

A bone chip there was caught between his tendon and his ligament and the fear of injury to the flexor tendon outweighed holding off surgery now. Instead he will head to New York for Tommy John surgery this upcoming week at Hospital for Special Surgery, likely Tuesday.

Edgin chose surgery over rest and rehab to mend his left elbow. The reason was simple.

"My future in baseball and my family," he said.

Edgin will miss all of the 2015 season. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson expects Edgin to return on a schedule similar to Bobby Parnell, the Mets relief pitcher who had Tommy John surgery last April and is expected back in May.

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