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Once a starter on the rise in the farm system of the New York Mets, Jim Fuller is making an impressive comeback pitching out of the bullpen.
Two years ago, the Marlborough High graduate was out of baseball following surgery on his left shoulder. But in his first 16 appearances this season, encompassing 32 innings with the Mets’ Class A affiliate in St. Lucie of the Florida State League, the southpaw was 1-0 with 31 strikeouts and a 0.84 earned run average.
On Tuesday, he was promoted to Binghamton, N.Y., the Mets’ Double A affiliate in the Eastern League.
St. Lucie Mets manager Ryan Ellis said Fuller earned his promotion by adjusting to a relief role.