Mets rookie RHP Robert Gsellman will have arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to repair a partially torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, according to ESPN.com.
Gsellman told reporters in September that he was unable to swing a bat due to the pain, however it had no impact on his throwing.
In eight appearances, seven starts, this season for the Mets, Gsellman, 23, went 4-2 with a 2.42 ERA.
"It's been awesome to come up here and just get kind of thrown in the fire," Gsellman said, according to James Wagner of the NY Times. "It's what you've been dreaming about your whole life."
According to ESPN's Adam Rubin, "Because he debuted with the Mets on Aug. 23 and logged only 44.2 innings, he will retain his rookie status in 2017."
This should have zero impact on his 2017. In fact, if all goes well, he should essentially have the same off-season throwing program he would have had without the surgery, allowing him to be 100% for spring training.
I'm interested to see how the Mets use him next season. I mean, technically, there will be no room in the rotation for him, of course we know never to count on every one being healthy and pitching a full season. That said, when everyone is in slot, I guess Gsellman is used in the bullpen - or, maybe sent back to Triple-A to stay warm as a starting pitcher.