Jeremy Hefner 1 (Baron)

Hefner tosses three innings in rehab

Jeremy Hefner made his third rehab start coming back from Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

Hefner allowed one run on two hits in three innings in the Gulf Coast League. He did not walk a batter and struck out one.

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.




25 comments
cver
cver

How could Chris Young not be on the DL yet?  For the love of humanity!!  Is there really anything to talk or think about?

hashburry
hashburry

Word in the Bay Area is the A's are interested in bringing back Colon.

saxon
saxon

Flores would play FULL TIME at short stop

hankincolo
hankincolo

Good luck to Hef, I am rooting for this guy to make it back to the bigs, even if he doesn't return to the Mets.

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

Do the gianst have any good propects worth trading Colon over?

Andrew Vazzano
Andrew Vazzano moderator

Do you think Hefner should pitch for the Mets this season, if needed?

hankypanky
hankypanky

The Headley to Yankees trade makes me wonder if the Yankees had approached the Mets about Wright at all. Not that the Mets would have pulled the trigger, but just speculating.

drmetfan
drmetfan

Had Harvey not waited so long to get his surgery he too would be on the same schedule as Hefner.

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

I bet Hefner makes some starts in September when we're shutting down all these guys with Innings Limits.

saxon
saxon

@pochemu 

1000% agree with you...

They could loose 3 in a row too...but I doubt it...Wilmer, Wally please...

theglider
theglider

And where would Flores play?

hankypanky
hankypanky

Good question. Why aren't we discussing this?

Anyone home?

rico
rico

@Andrew Vazzano No. he is not needed and should use the time to strengthen his arm,  Maybe next year he gets into the bullpen

C Nerrie
C Nerrie

Hi,

1. Re Hefner pitching: Yes, if needed.

2. I was about to give up on correcting the blog's continuing misstatement that Hefner's surgery was SIX WEEKS before Harvey's, but since you're probably reading these responses to your question: 

Hefner: Wednesday, August 28

Harvey: Tuesday, October 22

Difference: one day shy of EIGHT WEEKS

hankypanky
hankypanky

Dr Harvey listens to voices in his head.

rico
rico

@hankypanky read previous threads there are 900 trillion million postings on Colon/ trades/ Giants etc…not too mention Rainman-like repetition of the cries for Flores and Wally as if whining about 900 trillion million times is going to change the circumstance

hankypanky
hankypanky

Who can forget the WS when a guy parachuted into Shea with a big Lets Go Mets banner. Backman didn't see what was going on behind him at second base. Wally jumped out of his skin when he finally saw what all of the commotion was about.

theglider
theglider

I keep hearing people scream for Flores but don't say where he'd play.

They've stopped trying him at short in AAA.

Mike Herrington
Mike Herrington

@theglider Flores is a ballplayer with no position with the Mets. Well known as a marginal defensive player as it is, but never allowed to play one position and perfect it. Still only 22 years old and has good hitting potential.


His best position is 1B then 3B. He lacks range and overall ability to turn the DP well to be in the middle. But the Mets are deep at the corners and lack middle infielders, so they put Flores there.


For the sake of Flores, I hate to say it because I like his bat, he might be better in another organization that has a spot open for him. Being on the Mets team and riding the bench does nothing for Flores's bat. So why bring him up? Best to at least let him get playing time in the minors.