Flushing, NY – New York Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey will likely undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, the team said Thursday.
Pelfrey was placed on the disabled list Tuesday after an MRI revealed swelling in his right (pitching) elbow.
The team said that Pelfrey, 0-0 with a 2.29 earned run average in three starts this season, would see noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Friday.
The 28-year-old has spent his entire seven-year major league career in Flushing, where he has accrued a 50-54 record with a 4.36 earned run average in 149 starts.
New York also announced that Chris Schwinden would start Friday's series opener against Colorado.