A group of live arms have entered the system over the past two seasons, giving the Mets a solid list…
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Feel free to take any of your questions, comments or discussion to the premium board Brant Rustich: Whether the organization plans to use Rustich as a starter or reliever is yet to be determined, but no matter the role, Rustich simply needs to stay healthy and eat up innings in 2009. That is easier said then done given the questions surrounding the health of his right arm. His season was cut short by two weeks after a stress fracture—that he had unknowingly pitched with all year—was finally diagnosed. Later examinations of his arm and elbow revealed a possible labrum tear and ligament damage in his elbow. If so, that would be a very bitter pill to swallow for the 2007 second round pick who went 3-4 with a 3.62 ERA in 49 2/3 innings last season. Despite the injuries and having to throw no breaking pitches because of the pain, Rustich was quite impressive down the stretch as he allowed just five earned runs over his final 32 2/3 innings. The 6-foot-6 hurler has one of the...
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