Mets RHP Robert Gsellman and RHP Jeurys Familia were among two pitchers who made their spring training debuts on Sunday during the Mets' spring training game against Marlins on Sunday in Port St. Lucie.
Gsellman, who allowed one hit and struck out two batters across two scoreless innings on Sunday, said he has seen improved movement on his sinker after working with a physical therapist during the off-season. He said the off-season work helped to strengthen and loosen his shoulder.
"This off-season I put in the work and now I know my body better than ever," Gsellman said after his outing. His fastball touched 94 miles per hour and he faced seven batters.
Familia said he felt great after pitching a scorelesss inning. He used his splitter and said he is looking to more of it this season, as well as his four-seam fastball.
"If we stay healthy, it's going to be fun this year," he said.
In 2016, Gsellman went 4-2 with a 2.42 ERA in eight games, but he took a step back in 2017 when he went 8-7 with a 5.19 ERA in 25 games, including 22 starts. Familia, 27, posted a 4.38 ERA in 26 games for the Mets in 2017.