Seth Lugo is out for indefinite amount of time after an MRI on his pitching elbow revealed a partial ulnar collateral ligament tear. Lugo will not require surgery.
According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Lugo received a PPR injection into his elbow and will not throw for the next two weeks. Rest is required for this type of injury.
Following the two weeks of rest, Lugo will begin a throwing program to build up his arm strength once again. It is unknown when Lugo will be able to make back to the active roster.
The injury is believed to have occurred when Lugo was pitching for team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Lugo was Puerto Rico’s number one starter and was set to be the long man in the Mets bullpen while acting as a spot starter when someone needed rest.
Lugo completed his rookie season with a 5-2 record with a 2.67 ERA in 64 innings pitched a season ago. Lugo made eight starts and nine relief appearances for the Mets.
-All statistics were used from probaseballreference.com unless otherwise noted.