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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Dana Eveland exits after taking line drive to elbow

By on 7/29/2014 07:45:00 AM

New York Mets lefty reliever Dana Eveland left Monday night's 7-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth inning after being hit in the elbow by a comebacker off the bat of Ben Revere (video here and below). According to Adam Rubin of, X-rays were negative. Righty Vic Black came in with two on and one out to retire the side.

Eveland, who was on a minor-league deal with the Mets for 2014 and came up from Triple-A Las Vegas June 2, is 0-1 with a 2.04 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 17.2 innings for the season.

Eveland, 30, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002 (16th round) and made his debut July 16, 2005 at age 21. In November 2006 the Brewers traded him  with Doug Davis and Dave Krynzel to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Greg Aquino, Johnny Estrada and Claudio Vargas. He appeared in only five games for the DBacks, and in December 2007 they traded him with Brett Anderson, Chris Carter, Aaron Cunningham, Carlos Gonzalez and Greg Smith to the Oakland Athletics for Dan Haren and Connor Robertson. The A's moved him to the rotation, where he started 29 games in 2008. In 2009 he started nine games but returned to the bullpen, was demoted to Triple A, and sent to the Blue Jays for cash considerations in February 2010.

The Blue Jays flipped Eveland to the Pirates for a minor leaguer in June 2010 and the Pirates released him at the end of the season. He then signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers, for whom he started five major-league games in September after spending the season in the minors. The Dodgers traded him in December 2011 to the Baltimore Orioles for two minor leaguers. He appeared in 14 games (two starts) for the O's in 2012 and was released at the end of the season. He spent the 2013 season in Japan. Eveland is 19-26 over ten seasons with a career 5.31 ERA—but he's left-handed.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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