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Pinango Passed His First Test

Finally healthy after two injury plagued years, Miguel Pinango appears recovered and poised to continue climbing through the ranks of the Mets farm system. After his first start on Sunday, Pinango and the Mets feel good about his progress thus far.

The twenty-three year old right hander hasn't played a full season since 2003, when he showed promising signs with Capital City, going 13-6 with a 3.47 ERA. Arm and shoulder woes cut his 2004 and 2005 seasons in St. Lucie short, culminating in Tommy John surgery last summer. But Miguel Pinango feels he's fully recovered from the procedure, insisting that he felt "100 percent" at this early...