Mets relief pitcher Buddy Carlyle had hip surgery to repair a torn labrum and is likely out for the rest of the season, according to Marc Carig. The Mets first signed him on a minor league contract before the 2014 season, and they eventually called him up to the big leagues.
At the time, Carlyle hadn't pitched in a major league since 2011. But he pitched 31 innings for the Mets and had a 1.45 ERA and 2.65 FIP in them. His strikeout rate was okay, and his walk rate was excellent. The Mets brought him back on another minor league deal for this season, and he made the team's Opening Day roster.
He got the save on Opening Day when Jenrry Mejia was unexpectedly unavailable. In eight innings of work over eleven appearances, Carlyle had a 5.63 ERA and 1.95 FIP this year before hitting the disabled list in May with what was described at the time as lower back pain.
There hadn't been much in the way of updates on his status since then, but here's hoping the injury isn't career-ending for Carlyle, who regularly enjoyed playing catch with kids in the stands before games.