Humber done for year

No. 1 draft pick Philip Humber underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and will be shelved for at least one season, multiple news outlets reported.

Humber, 22, the Mets' first selection and the third pick overall in the 2004 draft, made just one start for Double-A Binghamton – a four-inning effort on July 11 at Norwich – before leaving, complaining of elbow soreness.

The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. The recovery time for the procedure is typically at least 12 months.

With the operation, Humber finished his first professional season with 15 starts, 14 of them at Class-A St. Lucie, where he went 2-6 with a 4.99 ERA, allowing 39 earned runs and 74 hits in 70.1 innings.

Humber allowed three runs and four hits in his four-inning start for Binghamton.


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