Mets RHP Seth Lugo struck out seven batters in six innings with Double-A Binghamton on Sunday in his second rehab start from a partially torn UCL.
Lugo gave up three runs, eight hits and two walks, throwing 55 of 79 pitches for strikes in a game against Hartford. In his first rehab outing on May 18, Lugo threw 3 2/3 scoreless innings for High-A St. Lucie.
The 27-year-old pitcher has been looking to avoid Tommy John surgery by rehabbing an injury he sustained while pitching for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection in April and began his rehab in extended spring training.
In 17 appearances (eight starts) with the Mets last year, Lugo went 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA, striking out 45 batters in 64 innings.