At Least Seven Teams Interested in Mike Pelfrey

The 2012 season was not kind to Mike Pelfrey.  He lost the majority of the year to Tommy John surgery, his New York Mets struggled to another sub-.500 season, and he was non-tendered on Friday. However, things could get a little brighter for the 28-year old pitcher.  There seems to be a good amount of interest in him this offseason.

Jon Heyman, who has been covering the rumor mill like a mad man in these last couple days, says numerous teams are interested in Pelfrey.

Pelfrey appeared in three games this season before going to down to a torn UCL in his pitching elbow. He is expected to miss the first part of next season, but should return early enough in the season to have a significant impact for any team who signs him.  Pelfrey had Tommy John surgery at the beginning of May.  The recovery time for Tommy John surgery is usually 12-18 months, with most pitchers now returning after 12 months.

Pelfrey spent his entire career with the Mets after being the ninth overall pick in the 2005 draft.  He pitched with the Mets for seven seasons and posted a 4.36 ERA.  Pelfrey never really developed into a dominant starter, but he had his moments.  In 2008, he posted a 3.72 ERA.  In 2010, he posted a 3.66 ERA.  He has been serviceable, and that means teams will be interested this winter.

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