The New York Mets are just falling apart. Right-handed reliever A.J. Ramos is the next injury casualty, and will likely miss the rest of the 2018 season after he undergoes surgery for a torn labrum in his right shoulder scheduled for today.
Ramos is only in his second season as Met after getting traded from Miami last July, and his time with the team could be at an end.
AJ Ramos has a torn labrum in his shoulder and will undergo surgery tomorrow.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 20, 2018
Ramos is due to be a free agent this winter, so the timing of this injury couldn't be worse. He's posted an ERA of 6.41 in only a 28 game season, and has been sidelined since May 28 with what was then considered to be a right shoulder strain.
Hope you enjoyed your time with AJ Ramos. I assume you’ve seen the last of him as a Met. https://t.co/3NpNRItJNw— Joe DeMayo (@PSLToFlushing) June 12, 2018
It's unlikely that the Mets will want to take Ramos back once he is a free agent this winter. Labrum tears are known to be one of the most debilitating injuries for a pitcher, so it's all on Ramos to find a way to battle his way back and start anew.