INJURY UPDATE - P -Chris Flexen


Thomas Brennan passed this on...

Mets 26th-ranked prospect Chris Flexen, who was scratched from a Grapefruit League start last month due to a sore right knee, recently underwent surgery to remove a bone chip from the knee. He will be sidelined for another two to three weeks, putting his Opening Day in jeopardy.
The Mets' 14th-round pick in the 2012 Draft, Flexen was a good bet to open the season in Double-A Binghamton's rotation, after he went 10-9 with a 3.56 ERA over 25 starts last year for Class A Advanced St. Lucie. The organization thought highly enough of Flexen to add him to its 40-man roster this winter, protecting the 6-foot-3, 235-pound right-hander from the Rule 5 Draft.
But Flexen said he felt soreness in his knee the morning of Feb. 25, his first scheduled Grapefruit League start. Subsequent testing revealed a loose bone chip.


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