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Mets option Josh Edgin to Las Vegas as rehab assignment expires

LOS ANGELES -- Left-handed reliever Josh Edgin officially will remain with Triple-A Las Vegas.

With the New York Mets’ bullpen performing well and with Edgin still not quite at his pre-Tommy John surgery form, the Mets took Edgin off his rehab assignment and optioned the southpaw on Tuesday. Edgin already had been pitching with the Pacific Coast League club on his 30-day rehab assignment, which expired Monday.

Edgin underwent Tommy John surgery on March 17, 2015.

During the Triple-A portion of his rehab assignment, Edgin tossed 3 2/3 no-hit innings spanning four appearances. He struck out five batters and walked one.

Mets officials nonetheless noted that Edgin's fastball has been in the 87-88 mph range. Edgin's career average before surgery at the major league level was 92.8 mph.

Edgin also has not yet pitched on back-to-back days, which would be a prerequisite to rejoining the Mets.

Fellow lefty specialist Jerry Blevins has performed well for the Mets. Lefty batters are only 4-for-22 against him in 2016, with one double and six strikeouts.