Flexen Had Surgery To Repair Torn Meniscus

By Mets Daddy

August 7, 2018 No comments

Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Las Vegas RHP Chris Flexen underwent knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

It is unknown which knee was operated upon, but it is worth noting Flexen previously had surgery on his right knee to remove a bone chip.

There is no timetable for Flexen’s return, but with it happening so late in the season, chances are Flexen’s 2018 season is over.

Original Report (8/3/18)

Las Vegas RHP Chris Flexen was placed on the seven day disabled list. The precise injury has not been disclosed nor has a timetable for his return been provided.

On Wednesday, Flexen needed 94 pitches to get through five innings. In those five innings, he would allow five runs (four earned) on seven hits while walking four and striking out three.

This start snapped a string of three consecutive strong quality starts from Flexen following his being sent back down to Triple-A.

In the aforementioned three starts, Flexen was 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA, 0.700 WHIP, and a 7.50 K/BB ratio. Flexen would average 7.2 innings per starts over this stretch.

Overall, Flexen has made 17 starts and one relief appearance for Las Vegas going 6-7 with a 4.40 ERA, 1.552 WHIP, and a 7.6 K/9.