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Rustich Ready for More Innings

Rustich is 1-2 as a starter

Brant Rustich, the Mets 2007 second overall pick, endured a checkered start to the current season. An early arm injury, which delayed his first appearance until early May, coincided with the organization's decision to initially move him to the bullpen before sliding him into the starting rotation in mid-June. Now, Rustich has found a rhythm and is focused on strengthening the depth of his game.

Six-foot-six, 230 pound Brant Rustich piggybacked 2007 top overall selection Eddie Kunz as another big, hard-throwing right-hander who fans envisioned one day lighting up the radar gun from the back of the Mets' bullpen. What he accomplished during his rookie season split between Kingsport and Brooklyn certainly aided in those hopes, as he blazed through 15 appearances, registering a combined...

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