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Mike Pelfrey told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that he expects to be ready to pitch by Opening Day.
“If the season started January 15, I would be able to go out and throw 100 pitches,” Pelfrey told Rubin.
Pelfrey underwent Tommy John Surgery on May 1st to repair ligaments in his right elbow. The recovery is typically one year long, but there have been cases where pitchers came back sooner than expected like Jenrry Mejia for example.
This is definitely good news for Pelfrey, who will most likely be non-tendered by the team on Friday making the righthander a free agent.
Original Post 11/25
After writing about Jon Niese as an untouchable Met yesterday, I thought I’d take a different approach and consider a Met believed to be out the door.
Say hello to Mike Pelfrey. Long thought to be gone, but upon further review a case can be made for his return.
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