Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/1/13
Updated by Joe D. Jeurys Familia made his first rehab appearance for Advanced-A St. Lucie this morning, marking the right-hander’s first game action since undergoing surgery on June 5 to clean out his right elbow. According to Adam Rubin, Familia tossed one scoreless inning of relief, allowing a single a walk and striking out one. With the St. Lucie Mets now completing their regular season, it will be interesting to see if the Mets opt to let Familia move onto Double-A Binghamton who still have another week of regular season play and then the postseason. The 23-year old power righty is officially slated to be reliever and should be ready to compete for a bullpen spot next Spring. Sandy Alderson will have plenty of solid in-house options to build his bullpen for the ’14 season after three straight Winters of overhauls and revamps. I love all the potential and upside the Mets’ pen will have next season, packed with plenty of hard-throwers and effective specialists. Original Post Jeurys Familia
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