Jenrry Mejia’s chances of pitching again in 2013 appear slim after the Mets yesterday placed the right-hander on the disabled list with elbow discomfort.

“It doesn’t look very good” manager Terry Collins said before the Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Padres when asked about Mejia’s possible return this season.

Mejia has been bothered by a bone spur in the elbow and is expected to undergo surgery in the coming weeks. He left Saturday’s start in the fourth inning because of a flare-up.

Collins is deciding between using Carlos Torres and Matt Harvey — on normal rest — in Mejia’s spot on Friday against the Tigers.

“We can do [Harvey] but we’re reaching the point where we have to be careful with those two young guys” Collins said referring to Harvey and Zack Wheeler. “Do we want to bring [Harvey] back on four days again? The more you pitch him now the less you are going to see him in September.”

Harvey throwing only 86 pitches yesterday could make him a stronger candidate to pitch Friday on normal rest according to Collins.

Mejia became the second Mets starting pitcher to hit the disabled list within a week. Jeremy Hefner was diagnosed with a torn medial collateral ligament on Wednesday and will be re-evaluated today for potential Tommy John surgery.

The 23-year-old Mejia is 1-2 with a 2.30 ERA in five starts and has re-emerged on the organization’s radar. Collins said Mejia has done enough to warrant consideration for a spot in next year’s rotation.

“He is certainly a guy that deserves a legitimate look” Collins said. “He’s thrown well enough that if he is healthy he’s a guy who would be one of the top six or seven starters.”