INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The 2020 and 2021 campaigns were banner years for Nick Mears.
The right-handed reliever made his major league debut in 2020, and appeared in 30 games for the Pirates last season. However, the 2022 campaign has been turned upside down for Mears.
Mears did not start his season until just before Memorial Day, due to injury. He then had his rehab shut down in June, before starting another at the end of July. All told, between Bradenton and Indianapolis, Mears has posted a 6.89 ERA in 18 games. He has allowed just under a hit per inning, and walked 14 batters in 15.2 innings.
“It’s been pretty tough this year, I’m not going to lie,“ Mears said. “My first rehab I felt like I was in a good spot physically and then I ended up getting COVID, which set me back into my s...
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