The New York Mets have announced right-handed pitching prospect Franklyn Kilome has undergone Tommy John surgery, and he will miss the entire 2019 season. Kilome was the prospect the Mets received in exchange for Asdrubal Cabrera in a deal with the Phillies.
After joining the trade, Kilome made seven starts for Binghamton going 0-3 with a 4.03 ERA, 1.079 WHIP, and a 9.9 K/9. During the season, Kilome would set a career high in innings pitched with him pitching 42.1 innings more than he had in 2017.
Kilome was supposed to pitch for the Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter Leagues. According to the Mets Director of Player Development Ian Levin, Kilome had felt something while preparing for the season. It was that event which led to this surgery.
Kilome is already on the Mets 40 man roster. As a result, the organization is going to have to decide if they want to put him on the 60 day disabled list and having him accrue service time, or assigning him to the minor leagues and using one of his two remaining options.