Pelfrey headed to Ala. for Tommy John

April, 26, 2012
4/26/12
4:24
PM ET
Mike Pelfrey is headed to Birmingham, Ala., where is he expected to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, manager Terry Collins said.

Dr. James Andrews is due to perform the procedure.

A source told ESPNNewYork.com on Tuesday that an MRI revealed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in Pelfrey’s right elbow.

“The prognosis was not very good,” Collins said.

Right-hander Chris Schwinden will enter Pelfrey’s rotation spot Friday against the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

Pelfrey's Mets career could be over. He is not due to be a free agent until after the 2013 season, but the Mets could now non-tender him in December rather than guarantee him a $5 million-plus salary next year.

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187