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Mets injury update: MRI on Erik Goeddel's elbow is inconclusive

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The Mets should know more in a week or so.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

An MRI on Mets reliever Erik Goeddel's elbow is inconclusive. The Mets will reportedly have a better idea of the injury's severity in the next seven to ten days.

Goeddel has been on the 15-day disabled list since Friday with an elbow strain. The 26-year-old right-hander said that he has underwent Tommy John surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and had two elbow nerves moved before his current trip to the disabled list, which has caused excessive scarring in his elbow and led to the inconclusive MRI.

Losing Goeddel for any extended period of time would be a huge loss for the Mets. He had a 1.96 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 22 appearances this season. He has been a nice part of the Mets' bullpen success, as the team has the fifth-best bullpen ERA in all of baseball.

The bullpen has been formidable despite taking heavy personnel losses this season. They lost Jenrry Mejia to an 80-game drug suspension. Vic Black has been out all season with neck, shoulder, and, now, groin injuries. Jerry Blevins fractured his left forearm and has been on the disabled list since April 20.

On the brighter side, Bobby Parnell is finally back with the Mets after missing most of last season and the first two months of 2015 recovering from Tommy John surgery.