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Mets RHP Pelfrey has MRI on shoulder; Escobar done

CINCINNATI (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey has undergone a precautionary MRI on his right shoulder but expects to make his next scheduled start.

In other news, right-hander Kelvim Escobar will have shoulder surgery Wednesday and miss the entire season.

Pelfrey reported stiffness in the shoulder during his start Saturday in Philadelphia, where he lost 10-0 to Roy Halladay. Mets manager Jerry Manuel said Monday that Pelfrey is expected to follow his normal between-starts routine and pitch again next weekend at home against San Francisco.

Arm injuries have limited Escobar to one major league appearance since 2007. Still, the Mets signed him to a $1.25 million, one-year contract in the offseason, hoping he could be a late-inning reliever.

Escobar developed a sore shoulder in March, preventing him from pitching, and it hasn't improved.