No bullfighting in baseball has been worse than Mets & # 39; s last month. At least it could soon look different.
Jeurys Familia took the height on Friday night for the first time since he was placed on the damaged list on June 18 with a Bennett Lesion in the right shoulder and threw 1/3 innings for Single-A Brooklyn, recording two strikeouts without to allow a base runner.
Familia, who posted an eerie 7.81 ERA in the first season of his second stint in Queens, was back at Citi Field on Saturday afternoon and close to reuniting Mets & # 39; bullpen who has released a 7.98 ERA in June.
"He's fine," said CEO Mickey Callaway. "He was very efficient [in Friday’s outing] threw the ball over the plate, came in today, feels really good, so we have to sit down and discuss what's next for him … We have a couple [options]. the only thing we want to do and feel for him is if he feels he needs another [rehab appearance] and then we make a decision from there. "
Justin Wilson's next attempt at a rehab excursion may not be far away, neither. Southpaw has not risen since May 6 and was scraped from an excursion with Triple-A Syracuse on June 1
Wilson, 31, has only made 10 appearances in his first season with Mets and has a 4.82 ERA.
"I think after that [throwing session] we have to decide where he goes" Callaway said. "It will probably be a rehab job as it has been so long. We are not sure how long it will be, but after the bullpen [session] we have to make a decision and send him."
Right hand Luis Avilan, who was last driven on May 3, is approaching a retreat also having made three rehab appearances in minors over the past week, following a fight with elbow soreness.
Avilan has allowed a priest to run in three innings work during his rehab stint, knocking out three with a walk. In 11 appearances in his first season with Mets, the 29-year-old has recorded a 9.28 ERA.
"It looks like he's throwing the ball fine," Callaway said. "Now he has missed so much time now, it gets a little more extended than others, so we will still lean on him and get him to a place where he feels comfortable and can come up here and use him the way we want. have some relievers already when they throw they probably need a day off, I think we should get Avilan to a place where he can go back to back, maybe three in a row when he comes up here so we will prepare him for it. "