Mets non-tender Mike Pelfrey

Mike Ehrmann

With the New York Mets choosing not to tender right-handed pitcher Mike Pelfrey a contract for 2013, Pelfrey believes this is likely the end of his career with the Mets.

The New York Mets have chosen not to tender right-handed starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey a contract for the 2013 season, instead opting to make the former No. 9 overall draft pick in the 2005 draft an available player in the free agent pool, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

At 28 years of age, Pelfrey made just three starts for the Mets before undergoing Tommy John surgery on May 1, 2012, but tells Adam Rubin of ESPN New York he expects to be ready to pitch next season. The righty pitched well, too, posting a 2.29 ERA with a 3.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Pelfrey, who was arbitration-eligible for the last time this offseason, earned $5.675 million in 2012. He would have earned around that number next season, despite the surgery, helping the Mets opt against tendering the right-handed starter a contract for next season.

While the Mets could still bring back Pelfrey for 2013, the right-handed starter believes he will pitch elsewhere for the first time in his career.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.