NY Mets Pitcher Suffers Partial UCL Tear

The New York Mets' pitching has been amongst the best in baseball thus far this season, ranked 3rd in the majors with a team ERA of 2.85 and 2nd with an opponents' batting average of .194. One of the pitchers, however, that hasn't really joined in the fun as of yet, is right-hander Sean Reid-Foley, with an ERA of 5.40 and 8 strikeouts against 7 walks in 10 innings. Now the Mets have announced that Reid-Foley has a partial tear of the UCL. 

With an ulnar collateral ligament tear, Tommy John surgery is always an option, though further tests will be needed first. Reid-Foley left Saturday night's game with soreness in his right elbow and he's been placed on the injured list, and will likely be out for some time, even if a non-surgical route is chosen. 

The 26-year-old has thrown just over 100 innings in the big leagues over parts of the past five seasons, with a 4.66 ERA, a 1.56 WHIP, and 9.7 K/9.

Yoan Lopez, whom the Mets sent down to Triple-A Syracuse just a day earlier, has been recalled to take Reid-Foley's spot in the bullpen.

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