Mets demote Edgin for Marcum

April, 27, 2013
4/27/13
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The Mets have dispatched Josh Edgin to Double-A Binghamton to clear a roster spot for Shaun Marcum.

Edgin, 26, was a lock for the bullpen out of spring training, leaving Scott Rice and Robert Carson to battle it out for the role as the second left-hander. But he has struggled this season. Despite a 1-2-3 ninth inning Friday night against the bottom of Philadelphia's lineup, Edgin has a 9.64 ERA. Lefties are hitting .350 (7-for-20) against him.

Rice and Carson are now the two left-handers in the bullpen.

The Mets chose not to send Edgin to Triple-A Las Vegas, where it would have been more difficult to get on track because of the Pacific Coast League's offensive nature.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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