Pelfrey to have season-ending Tommy John surgery
HOUSTON (AP) Mets starter Mike Pelfrey will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday.
The team announced the news after Pelfrey, who is 0-0 with a 2.29 ERA in three starts this season, was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday. Andrews determined that Pelfrey needed the surgery despite the ligament only being partially torn.
The 28-year-old was 7-13 with a 4.74 ERA 33 starts last season for the Mets. His best season came in 2010 when he went 15-9 with a 3.66 ERA.
He has been on the disabled list since last Tuesday.
Updated April 30, 2012