NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The Mets’ rotation is starting to take shape with Chris Capuano rounding out the staff. The former 18-game winner joined WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Friday morning to talk about his long road back to the major leagues.

Capuano went 4-4 with a 3.95 ERA last year with Milwaukee. He had been out of the majors since 2007 while recovering from his second Tommy John surgery.

“Anyone who’s ever played a sport, it’s a passion you have,” he said. “If I can possibly stay with this and have a career, I’m gonna give every opportunity I can.”

LISTEN: Chris Capuano with Boomer & Carton

On Thursday, Capuano allowed three runs for the Mets, two earned on eight hits in five innings, walking no one and fanning four.

“I’m getting that pitch count up there. My velocity’s been staying up there and my body’s been feeling good and bouncing back,” Capuano said. “I couldn’t be happier from a physical standpoint, where I’m at.”

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