No bullpen in baseball looked worse than the Mets last month. At least it could soon be different.
Jeurys Familia took possession of the hill for the first time on Friday night since he stood on the injured list on June 18 with a Bennett injury on his right shoulder, throwing 1 ¹ / ₃ innings for single-A Brooklyn, the recorded two strikes without admitting a base runner.
Familia, who had an awkward 7.81 ERA in the first season of his second stint in Queens, was back on Citi Field on Saturday afternoon and about to join the Mets bull in June, an ERA of 7.98 has published.
"He's great," said manager Mickey Callaway. "He was very efficient [in Friday’s outing] threw the ball over the plate, arrived very well today, so we sit down and discuss what's next for him … We have some [options] .What we want to do and feel is when he feels he needs another [rehab appearance] and then we will make a decision from there. "
Justin Wilson's next attempt at rehab outing could not be far off either No more thrown on May 6, and was scratched by a triple-a Syracuse with a strained elbow on June 1
Wilson, 31, has only made 10 appearances in his first season with the Mets and holds an ERA of 4.82.
"I think afterwards [throwing session] we'll make a decision where to go." Callaway said. "It's probably going to be a rehab job since it was so long ago. We are not sure how long it will take, but after this bullpen [session] we will make a decision and send it.
Right-hander Luis Avilan, who has recently pitched on May 3, is getting closer too A return after Avilan completed three rehab games with minors last week after suffering from elbow pain.
During his rehab phase, Avilan has allowed a well-deserved run in three innings of work and three of them have been canceled with one. In eleven missions in his first season with the Mets, the 29-year-old has registered an ERA of 9.28.
"It seems he's throwing the ball pretty well," Callaway said. "Now he has missed so much time, it will take a bit longer than others, so we will still rely on him and bring him to a place where he feels comfortable, and be able to come here and use it as we wish. We already have some helpers who probably need a day off when throwing. I think we need to get Avilan to a place where he can face, maybe three in a row, if he gets up here, so we'll prepare him for it. "