Mets left-handed reliever Josh Edgin's elbow is healthy and he looks forward to helping the big-league bullpen in 2017, he told SNY's Mets Hot Stove on Thursday night.
Edgin missed all of 2015 recovering from Tommy John surgery. He appeared in 16 games toward the end of last season, during which he was 5.23 ERA (4.02 FIP) and struck out 11 batters in 10.2 innings.
"I had a pretty decent year when I was the team in 2014 and I'd like to pick back up where I left off," he added. "I can get lefties out and that's what I plan on doing."
Edgin during Spring Training 2015 with the Mets (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)
Edgin has held 209 left-handed hitters to a .201 average during four big-league seasons.
He is expected to compete with Josh Smoker to be the lefty specialist in the 2017 bullpen. However, according to reports, Mets GM Sandy Alderson is considering a variety of external options, as well.
Edgin is eligible for arbitration in 2018 and 2019, after which he can be a free agent.