Mets RHP prospect Jeff Walters has sustained a torn ulnar colateral ligament (UCL) in his pitching elbow. The injury is likely to require Tommy John surgery, thus adding to this season’s epidemic of similar injuries.
Walters is on the 40-man roster and was considered to potentially be a late-season call-up to strengthen the bullpen.
In 23 relief appearances this season, Walters pitched to a 8.86 ERA in 21.1 innings with 14 strikeouts and eight walks. Last year for Binghamton, he had 38 saves and pitched to a 2.09 ERA.