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Hefner threw off a mound, first time since TJ surgery

Jeremy Hefner threw 15 pitches off a mound in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday (Santucci, June 10).

It was his first time on a mound since having Tommy John surgery last October.

Hefner said he was throwing at 75 percent effort and it was easier than throwing on flat ground (Santucci, June 10).


Matt Harvey, who had Tommy John surgery three weeks after Hefner, planned to throw off a mound today, but team officials postponed the session for fear he would be doing too much too soon during his rehab.




35 comments
Ricky Gurbal
Ricky Gurbal

I don't wanna sound mean but honestly who cares...are we gonna put him in the rotation? over gee? over niese? over Harvey? over wheeler? over degrom? over Montero? over syndergaurd? he is a trade chip lets get him back and send him packing so he can go onto a nother organization and be great all of sudden just like every former met. Remember Collin McHugh? look what hes doing for the Astros now..smh

theglider
theglider

Is there a monitor for these boards?

nolrog
nolrog

>>> Matt Harvey, who had Tommy John surgery three weeks after Hefner,


By three weeks, I assume you mean 2 months after Hefner: (Hefner TJ: August 28th, Harvey TJ October 22nd).

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

That's nice.  When he comes back, can he hit?

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

I hope he comes back and pitches well..if theres room.

Mr. SERCH
Mr. SERCH

lol @ 3 weeks....i didnt realize it was like 2 months later, because i was GOING TO write "well this must make Hefner feel really appreciated and important. Mets mgmt is like 'Hey Harvey, SLOOOW DOWNNNN, take your time, don't rush, lets be careful out there huh?....oh, what? Who? Hefner? Nah, whatever...let him pitch tomorrow, i dont care...in fact, i'll pick him up at his place and drive him directly to the mound. F him" 



George Komninakis
George Komninakis

Wonderful.. and to boot, Collins the genius will make sure Hefner returns to pitch against the phillies whom he has a 13+ era against.  

bptomatoes
bptomatoes

if hefer can get back to the top form he exhibited he would make a good #5 starter. behind HArvey, thor, niese and deGrom. it will allow us to trade Gee,colon and wheeler for bats w/o any salary increase.

happy hank
happy hank

Hefner another piece who would help the pen or get back some player next year. i like Hefner always have but i'm happy Dice-K is doing well in Hefner absence.

Jordan Moskowitz
Jordan Moskowitz

O/T how the hell did the Blue Jays get Thole to hit .321?

metaje
metaje

WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

I don't think words can possibly express my complete indifference to this story.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

So if Harvey had his surgery 8 weeks (despite what it says above) after Hefner then he should be at the point to throw off a mound sometime in early Aug which means there's no way he should be close to pitching this season. If Harvey really wanted to pitch this season then he shouldn't have waited from Aug 26th when he was diagnosed till Oct 22 to finally have surgery. If he hadn't have waited then he'd be at almost the same spot as Hefner in his rehab and have a shot of pitching in Sept.

Laura Arreola
Laura Arreola

Harvey is an idiot. Why doesn't he listen to the advice of others that had TJ and take it easy.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Jeremy Hefner had TJ surgery on Aug 28

Matt Harvey had TJ surgery on Oct 22

I'd like to know in what realm of the space time continuum Metsblog apparently lives in that Harvey's surgery was only 3 weeks later?

Gerard Farrell
Gerard Farrell

@Ricky Gurbal  He's great for long relief. And you can't have too many guys that can go everyday, to every other and pitch a few scoreless innings.

Frank Accardi
Frank Accardi

We shouldn't have to worry about salary trade the owners

Frank Accardi
Frank Accardi

Thole was a 300 hitter all through the minor leagues a former first baseman not surprised

nwmets
nwmets

@Brian Webster He had a decision to make. He could have tried rehab, or gone for the surgery. It wasn't a quick decision. It's easy at this point to say he should have had the surgery immediately, but it wasn't obvious at the time.


Disclaimer: At least, this is what we were told at the time. 

nwmets
nwmets

@Laura Arreola No need to resort to name-calling, you know... it's only baseball.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@nwmets  I remember that time quite well and it was obvious to me and I believe most Met fans that he was going to need the TJ surgery and he should just go ahead and get it out of the way ASAP. Even if best case scenario he rehabbed it and was able to avoid the TJ surgery this past offseason the ligament tear wasn't going to just heal on it's own. So what did he think he was going to be able to pitch the rest of his career with a partial torn ligament in his elbow? That was ridiculous and why almost everyone was saying to just get it done now while the team stinks.

Laura Arreola
Laura Arreola

@nwmets But it's a name that has a definition that fits my observation. I don't think that's name calling. He's too important to the future to rush back for a couple of meaningless starts, is all I'm saying. The team that pays him should have enough control over him to keep him from doing this, right?

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Joe Wenzel Nope Hefner was diagnosed Aug 14 and had surgery on Aug 28. Harvey was diagnosed Aug 26 and had surgery on Oct 22.

nolrog
nolrog

But they do pay these guys to write this drivel.