Scott Rice will undergo surgery for a hernia, according to Marc Carig of Newsday. Terry Collins told reporters that Rice has been dealing with the hernia for three weeks.
Rice will miss the remainder of the season.
In his first season in the major leagues, the 31-year-old Rice appeared in 73 games, leading the major leagues. He posted a 3.71 ERA and 1.353 WHIP in 51 innings. He struck out 41 and walked 27.
Rice spend 14 seasons in the minor leagues, including three seasons in independent ball, before finally making the Mets roster out of Spring Training this season.
He will have the surgery next week.