Collins 'concerned' about Josh Edgin

Josh Edgin

Josh Edgin

#66 RP
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM10
  • W0

  • L1

  • BB4

  • K8

  • ERA10.80

Josh Edgin surrendered a two-run double to A.J. Ellis in the eighth inning that capped the scoring in the Dodgers' 7-2 win Tuesday against the Mets. Edgin now has a 10.80 ERA in 10 appearances this season and would appear in serious danger of being demoted when the Mets need to clear a spot for the activation of Shaun Marcum on Saturday.

Terry Collins said postgame that he is "concerned" that Edgin's workload in 2012 may have taken something out of him this season. Edgin made 34 relief appearances at the major league level last year, beginning with his July 13 debut. He made 75 relief appearances overall when stints at Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Buffalo are included.

"One of the things that I am just a little bit concern about -- and I've seen it before, and we've mentioned it -- is a young pitcher like that, last year he got into a lot of games," Collins said. "He had a lot of appearances. He had a lot of games he warmed up and maybe didn't get in. All of those can lead to the next year just not having your arm respond right away. I've been there before where I've seen that. And I'm a little concerned that might be what we're facing here."