Mike Pelfrey Injury Update: Mets' Starter To Miss Next Start, Possibly More

As the New York Mets prepare for a three-game set with the Miami Marlins, the team received some bad news about starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey Tuesday as the right-hander will miss his next start due to elbow swelling. Pelfrey could miss more time if it's a ligament tear, which manager Sandy Alderson said it could be.

The Mets will replace him with Robert Carson, but only for a few days before Chris Schwinden is set to start for Pelfrey.

So far this season, Pelfrey has been one of the many early-season bright spots in the Mets' rotation as he's compiled a 2.29 ERA in 19 1/2-innings. New York went 2-1 in his three starts and allowed no home runs while he was on the mound.

Unfortunately, this is the second player Tuesday to go on the DL for the Mets. They placed outfielder Jason Bay on the DL earlier in the day.


Next Game

Miami Marlins
@ New York Mets

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Citi Field

Josh Johnson vs Johan Santana

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 15-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 55.

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