PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- No matter how well he performs in Spring Training, it appears unlikely that reliever Josh Edgin will make the Mets' Opening Day roster.
Edgin, who earned a promotion to big league camp after fellow left-hander Tim Byrdak underwent knee surgery, retired three batters while extending his scoreless streak to 7 2/3 innings on Tuesday. But given the solid performance of Garrett Olson and the quick recovery of Byrdak, it makes little sense for the Mets to carry Edgin come April 5.
Manager Terry Collins acknowledged that Tuesday, saying it is probably not worth starting Edgin's arbitration clock for a few days of service -- especially considering that Byrdak could return as soon as the second series of the season. Not to mention the 25-year-old Edgin has never pitched above Class A ball.
"There's a lot of dynamics that go into making the right decision," Collins said. "Not just for us as a team, but as an organization also."