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Mets demote Edgin for Marcum

4/27/2013

Josh Edgin

#66 RP
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM11
  • W0

  • L1

  • BB4

  • K10

  • ERA9.64

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.