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Top Joey Lucchesi News

  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Slated for three-inning rehab start

    Lucchesi (elbow) is expected to cover around three innings in his next rehab start Friday at Double-A Binghamton or Triple-A Syracuse, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Lucchesi, who is ramping back up following his June 2021 Tommy John surgery, has previously made six rehab starts between two affiliates, logging a 3.52 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9:2 K:BB across 7.2 innings. He's nearing the end of his 30-day rehab window, but the fact that he has two minor-league options could result in him being sent to the Triple-A or Double-A club once he's formally reinstated from the 60-day injured list.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Rehab assignment on tap

    Lucchesi (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Single-A St. Lucie on Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Lucchesi has been recovering from Tommy John surgery since June 2021, but he was recently cleared to face hitters and will now be able to begin a rehab assignment. The southpaw will presumably require a fairly lengthy ramp-up process, although it's possible he'll be able to return slightly sooner than expected if the Mets choose to bring him back as a reliever.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Could face hitters next week

    Lucchesi (elbow) could be cleared to face hitters in live batting practice within the next week or two, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Lucchesi is still conducting his rehab from last June's Tommy John surgery at the Mets' spring complex in Florida, so once he's cleared for game action in the minors, he'll likely report to the team's rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate or Single-A St. Lucie. Even if his surgically repaired elbow responds well to facing hitters and he's cleared to begin a rehab assignment in late August or early September, Lucchesi likely wouldn't have enough time to get stretched out for a starting role. If he's activated from the 60-day injured list before season's end and rejoins the Mets, Lucchesi will presumably serve as a lefty option out of the bullpen.

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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 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 so far and is hoping 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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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Resumes throwing

    Lucchesi (elbow) threw Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery back in June, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    The timing of Lucchesi's surgery means he's likely to miss most of the 2022 season, but he should still be able to pitch before the end of the year if all goes well. It's a good sign to see that he's already throwing, but he still has many hurdles to clear before he's ready for game action.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Transferred to 60-day IL

    The Mets moved Lucchesi (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

    The move is simply a procedural one, as it clears a spot on the 40-man roster with Lucchesi set to miss the remainder of the 2021 campaign due to Tommy John surgery. Lucchesi's season-ending injury came at an unfortunate time for the lefty, as he'd held opponents to one run or fewer in five consecutive outings after a few rough performances in April and May.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Slated for Tommy John surgery

    Lucchesi will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday after being diagnosed with a torn UCL in his left elbow Monday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

    The southpaw received a second opinion Tuesday and it ultimately confirmed Monday's diagnosis. The club was holding out hope that Lucchesi would be able to be able to rehab through the tear without surgery, but as is usually the case, he'll require the procedure. After posting a 4.46 ERA across 38.1 innings this season, the left-hander will be out for the remainder of 2021 and likely the majority of 2022. He'll likely be moved to the 60-day IL in the coming days.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Set for second opinion on elbow

    Manager Luis Rojas said Monday that Lucchesi, who has been diagnosed with a UCL tear in his left elbow, will get a second opinion from doctors in the coming days, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

    Rojas noted that the club is still holding out hope that Lucchesi can rehab through the injury without getting Tommy John surgery, but it must be noted that UCL tears require the procedure far more often than not. The southpaw will receive another look from doctors later this week, at which point New York will likely determine his next steps. Even if he's somehow able to avoid surgery, Lucchesi is still almost certain to be in line for a multi-month absence.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Diagnosed with UCL tear

    Lucchesi was diagnosed with a significant UCL tear in his left elbow Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Lucchesi was placed on the injured list Saturday with inflammation in his left elbow and now his MRI has revealed what is likely to be the worst-case scenario. While the Mets have not provided an official plan for Lucchesi, UCL tears almost always require Tommy John surgery, which would put the southpaw out through the remainder of 2021 and likely a large portion of 2022.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: MRI on tap

    Mets manager Luis Rojas said Lucchesi (elbow) will undergo an MRI on Monday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Lucchesi was moved to the injured list Saturday with what was believed to be a minor case of left elbow inflammation, but the Mets apparently have a higher degree of concern about his health one day later. The MRI should provide clarity about whether Lucchesi is dealing with anything more than elbow inflammation, and a potential timeline for his return will likely emerge once those test results are available. The Mets haven't appointed a replacement in the rotation for Lucchesi and could opt to lean on their cadre of long-relief arms to fill innings when the team requires a fifth starter.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Placed on injured list

    Lucchesi was placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation Saturday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Lucchesi was sharp in Friday's start against the Nationals, as he allowed four hits and two walks while striking out five in 5.1 innings. However, he apparently developed an elbow injury during the outing and will miss at least one turn through the rotation as a result. The severity of his injury isn't yet clear, but his move to the injured list makes room on the active roster for Albert Almora (shoulder), who was reinstated from the 10-day IL ahead of Saturday's nightcap.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Sharp in no-decision

    Lucchesi didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 1-0 loss to the Nationals despite tossing 5.1 scoreless innings with four hits and two walks. He struck out five.

    The southpaw put together his longest and best outing of the season while tossing 55 of 90 pitches for strikes, but the Mets' bats couldn't solve Erick Fedde and the Nats' bullpen. Lucchesi has a dazzling 1.19 ERA and 24:6 K:BB over his last five outings and 22.2 innings, helping him lock down a rotation spot.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: No-decision versus former team

    Lucchesi allowed a run on four hits and a walk and struck out six in five innings in a no-decision versus San Diego on Sunday.

    Lucchesi got off to a rough start when he allowed a leadoff home run to Tommy Pham in the first inning, but the southpaw settled down after that. He was denied a win after San Diego rallied for the lead in the seventh. Lucchesi has a 5.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 36:9 K:BB across 33 innings this year. He's given up just three runs in his last 17.1 innings, so he'll look to carry some momentum into his next start, which is expected to be in Washington during next weekend's series.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Lasts 4.2 innings

    Lucchesi (1-4) was tagged with the loss Friday against the Padres after giving up one run on four hits while fanning three across 4.2 innings.

    Lucchesi didn't have a bad performance and only allowed a run via a solo home run from Manny Machado, but he was outdueled by Blake Snell, who delivered his best start of the season. Lucchesi, who owns a 5.79 ERA on the season, will have an opportunity at revenge next week since his next start will be against the Padres once again, though this time it'll be at home.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Allows one run in no-decision

    Lucchesi allowed one earned run on two hits and three walks while striking out two across 3.2 innings in Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader with the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.

    Lucchesi pitched three scoreless innings before allowing a run to score in the fourth inning on a Connor Joe single. The southpaw has not had a good season, with his ERA lowered to 6.56 in 23.1 innings. If he's done anything good, it's that he's limited opposing hitters to just two home runs this season. The 28-year-old may lose his spot in the rotation with the return of Jacob Degrom (side). He will serve as a long reliever.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Newark, CA
Age: 29
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: L, L