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Mets’ Joey Lucchesi finally ‘close’ to rehab assignment in minors

Joey Lucchesi hasn’t pitched for the Mets in more than a year, but he is hardly a forgotten man.  The left-hander, who had Tommy John surgery in June 2021, is nearing a minor league rehab assignment, according to manager Buck Showalter, and at some point could be considered for a role in the Mets’ bullpen.  “His arm is proceeding well — he had a little something other than arm that gave him a day or two [off], like we all do in normal life,” Showalter said before the Mets beat the Braves, 5-2, at Citi Field. “If he can continue down the...
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Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Close to facing hitters

Lucchesi (elbow) said Friday that he'll advance to facing hitters soon, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Lucchesi has spent the start of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery that he underwent last year. He's with the Mets in Miami this weekend and is scheduled to throw his 10th bullpen session Saturday. The southpaw has been pleased with his progress in his recovery so far and is hopeful that he'll be able to return from the injured list in early or mid-August.
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Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Placed on 60-day injured list

Lucchesi (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. The move has no impact on Lucchesi's availability, as he'll miss a substantial portion of the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent last June. The transaction clears space on the 40-man roster for the Mets to add Yoan Lopez, who was claimed off waivers from the Marlins.
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Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Settles on 2022 salary

Lucchesi (elbow) signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Mets on Tuesday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports. Lucchesi underwent Tommy John surgery last June, so he's likely to sit out most of the season for his first year of arbitration eligibility. It's unclear where he currently stands in his recovery, but the left-hander could return sometime after the All-Star break if all goes well during his rehab.
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Morning Briefing: Joey Lucchesi Throws For First Time Since June

Pitcher Joey Lucchesi threw today for the first time since his Tommy John surgery in June, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. While the Mets finally quieted down on Tuesday relative to the crazy prior two days, a slew of moves were made around baseball. Let’s get into the morning briefing.
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