Mike Pelfrey to have surgery Tuesday

Updated: April 30, 2012, 6:53 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

HOUSTON -- New York Mets right-hander Mike Pelfrey will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday in Gulf Breeze, Fla., assistant GM John Ricco said.

The procedure, which will be performed by Dr. James Andrews, typically requires a 12-month recovery time and likely will result in Pelfrey becoming a free agent next winter.

Pelfrey, 28, has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Doctors presented the option of the blood-spinning ...

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