Feels good after shutdown Betances faced seven batters in a simulated game Sunday and indicated that he feels healthy and ready to go ahead of the 60-game season, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Impact Betances had already been cleared for full activities back in the spring, but he looked fairly rusty at that time after a lat injury and a partially torn left Achilles' tendon limited him to just one big-league appearance in 2019. The right-hander indicated that baseball's three-plus-month hiatus allowed him to complete more rehab for the Achilles injury from April through June at Impact Zone in New Jersey, where he was able to throw live batting practice against several other MLB hitters. Manager Luis Rojas seemed similarly encouraged by how Betances looks early in summer camp, as he named the 32-year-old as a potential member of a closer committee that may also include Edwin Diaz, Jeurys Familia and Seth Lugo.
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