Mike Pelfrey Injury Update: Mets Right-Hander Likely Needs Tommy John Surgery

Behind strong starting pitching the New York Mets have raced out to a 11-8 record, but things are going to get a bit tougher for the Mets' staff as its looking more likely that Mike Pelfrey will need Tommy John surgery to fix a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. Pelfrey met with the media after the Mets 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins and said there's a 99-percent chance he will need the surgery, which could force him to miss the remainder of the season.

The official Twitter account of the Mets said, Pelfrey was going to visit Dr. James Andrews and that prospect Chris Schwinden is going to start in his place on Friday at the Colorado Rockies. Pelfrey has compiled a 2.29 ERA in 19 1/2-innings, while New York is 2-1 in his three starts.

The news leaked after the Mets come-from-behind over the Marlins, who were swept in a three-game series at Citi Field. Starting pitcher Jon Niese pitched seven innings and allowed just two runs.

For more on the Mets, be sure to check out our blog Amazin' Avenue and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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