Mets Starter Beginning Rehab Assignment; Has Not Pitched Since 2021

Once a former top prospect, he's now healthy again and soon will be ready to help the New York Mets. 

Pitcher Joey Lucchesi is recovered from Tommy John surgery and is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday at Class-A St. Lucie, according to Mets manager Buck Showalter. 

He has not appeared in a game since 2021. 

Lucchesi was acquired by the Mets from the San Diego Padres in January of 2021, in a three-team trade that saw the Mets send minor league catcher Endy Rodriguez to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of the deal.  

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The twenty-nine-year-old owns a career ERA of 4.24, 1.27 WHIP with 349 strikeouts over 337 innings. He's started 66 of the 70 games he's appeared in, in his career. 

He should be an option for the Mets, and maybe even as a starter if required, down the stretch. 
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