Angel Pagan will be out until sometime in May. He decided yesterday to have arthriscopic surgery on a bone spur in his elbow. It’s a solid decision, if he decided to rehab and it didn’t get better he could miss the entire season.
Pagan only has 2.144 years of MLB service time going into this season. So the Mets could send him to Triple-A Buffalo when he recovers from surgery, that’s the gamble that he’s taking. If he rehabs the elbow and it responds quickly, he could be on the major league roster next month.
I assume that Bobby Kielty will make the major league team, in the roster spot that Pagan would’ve had. If Kielty makes in impact, Pagan could be buried in the minors all year.
We’ll see how this plays out.