Josh Edgin underwent Tommy John surgery in March of 2015, and is nearing completion on his rehab assignment, which recently saw him join the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. Edgin has pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the 51s so far, without giving up a hit, a walk, or recording a strikeout. He had previously pitched in seven games for the High-A St. Lucie Mets, where he struck out seven, and only gave up one earned run in 5.1 innings.
Before Monday's game, Terry Collins said that Edgin has been "pitching OK" thus far on his rehab assignment, which expires on Monday. The Mets must either add Edgin to the major league roster or option him to the minor leagues as of Monday. This is Edgin's last option year, so the Mets do not have to bring him up or release him they way they would if he was out of options.
Edgin, who pitched for parts of three seasons for the Mets, had an excellent 2014, where he struck out 28 batters while only walking six in 27 innings of work. While still more effective against lefties, Edgin was a valuable player against all comers that year: righties hit .219/.286/.250 and lefties hit .185/.217/.323. Lefties hit him with more power—the only two home runs he surrendered were to left-handed batters—but they also struck out more against him.
Whether Edgin will get the chance to be a valuable bullpen member in 2016 remains unclear, as the team already has two left-handed relievers under contract this year, and both are earning substantially more than Edgin. Jerry Blevins re-signed with the Mets this offseason for $4 million plus incentives, and Antonio Bastardo was brought in on a two-year, $12 million deal. Edgin, by comparison, will only make $625,000 this season.