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3/12/2013 10:22 A.M. ET

Mets prospect Fulmer set for knee surgery

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Pitching prospect Michael Fulmer was scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Mets announced.

Fulmer, the team's supplemental-round selection (44th overall) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, is ranked 10th amongst Mets prospects on MLB.com's 2013 Prospect Watch. The right-hander went 7-6 with a 2.74 ERA in 21 starts for Class A Savannah last season, striking out 101 batters and walking 38 in 108 1/3 innings.

Fulmer tweeted late Monday night that he expected his operation to be "a very minor setback in a long career."

"Looking forward to getting back to 100 percent," Fulmer continued.

Mets team physician Dr. Struan Coleman will perform the operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.