January 24, 2021

Mets’ Brad Brach returns after ‘not normal’ coronavirus experience (New York Post)


The Mets’ bullpen was whole Tuesday for the first time this season.

Brad Brach’s activation from the injured list provided team officials with the bullpen composition they envisioned before summer camp began, loaded with experienced high-upside arms.

Brach, who had been sidelined after contracting the coronavirus before the start of camp, joined Robert Gsellman and Jared Hughes as veterans who have returned from the IL to join the bullpen mix since the season began.

“I don’t know if I would have made a difference at all, but you always think that as a reliever,” Brach said before the Mets faced the Nationals at Citi Field.

Brach, who returned to the Mets last offseason on a one-year contract worth $850,000 after arriving last August, spent two weeks quarantined in a hotel room in July after intake testing produced a positive result for the coronavirus. Brach experienced symptoms, sidelining him from the totality of camp.

“There’s certain nights when you are sitting in a hotel room and you feel something in your chest and it’s not normal, even though I felt like I had a cold,” Brach said. “You just know there are underlying problems that can come and…

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