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Rustich Just Wants a Healthy Arm
97 1/3 innings. That has been the extent of Brant Rustich's workload over the past two seasons. The big right-hander, selected in the second round of the 2007 Draft, is big, throws with a lot of velocity and was expected to be a fast riser in the Mets organization. But despite quality numbers at each level, Rustich still has not ascended passed St. Lucie. The reason? A recurring stress fracture has inhibited him from pitching more frequently and compiling enough to innings. Blisters have been a constant presence since Rustich's days at UCLA and even sidelined him for a few weeks this summer. Yet, it has been a stress fracture in his humerus bone which has kept Rustich on five days rest for most of his career and is something that has afflicted him since he first suited up in Brooklyn in 2007. "When I signed with the Mets, I was having the same arm pain between my elbow and my shoulder. But it's so rare that it's tough to diagnosis originally because they don't go looking for...
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