The New York Mets and left-handed relief pitcher Josh Edgin have avoided arbitration in Edgin’s first year of eligibility. Terms of the agreement have not been reported just yet. Edgin made $625,000 last year, and the projections at MLB Trade Rumors predicted he would earn $800,000 in 2017.
Edgin struggled in 2016 after missing the 2015 season because he had Tommy John surgery. He had a 5.23 ERA and 4.02 FIP in a small sample of 10.1 innings last year, and he had just a 1.83 strikeout-to-walk ratio. That was a steep drop from the 4.67 ratio he posted in his time with the Mets in 2014.
In that season, Edgin had a 1.32 ERA over 27.1 innings in the big leagues. He will look to regain that form and become an important part of the Mets’ bullpen this year. At the moment, he’s one of the team’s few options for a major league left-handed relief pitcher.