Jeremy Hefner threw 40 live batting practice pitches on Tuesday and is scheduled to see game action on Saturday, he tweeted (Twitter, July 8).
He is penciled in to throw one inning in a minor league game, likely with the Single-A St. Lucie Mets, where he’s been rehabbing.
Hefner said recently that he may be able to pitch in the major league game in 2014 (ESPN, June 22).
“If there’s a need here, and they want me here, I can foresee that,” Hefner said.
Hefner underwent Tommy John surgery on August 28, 2013, six weeks before Matt Harvey had the same surgery.