New York Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey said Thursday there was a "99 percent chance" he will have season-ending surgery on his right, throwing elbow.
Pelfrey, who has a partially-torn ligament in his elbow, was put on the disabled list Tuesday when an MRI showed swelling in the joint.
The results were sent to orthopedist Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion, and after consulting with the ballclub Thursday, it was decided Pelfrey would personally visit the doctor, who is known for ligament-replacement operations.
"I think there's a 99 percent chance that surgery is going to happen," Pelfrey said.
Pelfrey is 0-0 with a 2.29 ERA after three starts this season. He said he often felt "a little grab" in his arm on his first pitch of an inning Saturday, but then it would go away.
Pelfrey was hopeful he could receive an injection in the elbow to see how it responds.