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The stocky southpaw was sent down to minor league camp on Monday. Therefore, if he is to make his way back into management's good graces, he is going to have to really excel.
Edgin was battling to become the second left-handed reliever in manager Terry Collins' bullpen with Scott Rice.
He's hit a road block now, though.
The 27-year-old Edgin really struggled in the Grapefruit League. In three innings of work, he was lit up like a Christmas tree, allowing eight hits with a 12.00 ERA and 3.67 WHIP. Hitters batted .500 against him.
Edgin is struggling to recover from a stress fracture in his rib cage that he suffered last July. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list and eventually missed the rest of the 2013 campaign.
After being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas last June, Edgin was effective, posting a 1-1 record with a 3.77 ERA in 34 appearances.
He was also impressive when he first burst on the scene with the Mets in 2012, posting a 0.00 ERA in 10.1 innings of work, including 13 strikeouts.
Now he'll have to earn the right to pitch again at Citi Field.
He still has the talent to do it—if his body will let him.