Justin Verlander to make rehab start Friday with Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Justin Verlander, New York Mets pitcher and three-time CY Young Award winner, will make a rehab start Friday with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies at Mirabito Stadium against the Akron Rubber Ducks. Adjusted game time is 1 p.m., with gates to open at 11:30.
The 2011 American League Most Valuable Player joined the Mets in the offseason after a storied career with the Detroit Tigers (2005-17) and Houston Astros (2017-22). Verlander won his second World Series championship with Houston in 2022 and was a unanimous selection for his third career American League Cy Young Award.
Verlander has yet to make his New York Mets debut after suffering an injury during spring training. He has been on the injured list since the close of spring training with a low-grade teres major strain.
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The nine-time all-star is first among active pitchers with 244 career victories. He is 13th all-time and second to Mets teammate Max Scherzer among active pitchers with 3,198 strikeouts.
In 17 major league seasons, Verlander is 244-133 in 482 starts with a 3.24 ERA.
The Rumble Ponies said Friday’s start time was moved up to 1 p.m. “due to impending inclement weather.”
Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.BINGRP.com, calling 607-722-3866, or in person at the Visions Federal Credit Union Starting Gate Box Office at Mirabito Stadium.
This article originally appeared on Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin: NY Mets pitcher Justin Verlander to make rehab start in Binghamton
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