May 11, 2021

Mets’ Michael Wacha is step closer to regaining All-Star form (New York Post)


PORT ST. LUCIE — Michael Wacha is healthy, and that is a great start. The big right-hander is one of the most intriguing stories of Mets camp.

If he can find some of his Cardinals success, the Mets rotation will get a huge lift. Right now there are six starters for five spots. The competition is on.

“It’s going to be interesting,’’ Wacha said Sunday at Mets pre-camp. “I did some different stuff in the weight room and mechanical-wise I changed up some stuff that helps my delivery, just a little better motion, and I think that will definitely help.’’

Wacha, 28, was 6-7 with a 4.76 ERA for the Cardinals last season as he suffered a shoulder strain. He was an All-Star in 2015.

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“This spring feels a little different for sure. I feel very healthy, very strong. In 2018, I was knocked out with that oblique injury and that kind of carried over into the offseason when I was rehabbing that oblique all the way into the offseason heading into the 2019 spring training,’’ said Wacha, who was signed as a free agent. “It was nice to have a good offseason where I was fully healthy and fully recovered and I really got some good work…

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