Matt Harvey is aiming to throw off the slope of the mound on June 10, he told reporters Friday at Citi Field.
He passed another milestone earlier in the day, throwing from 120 feet for the first time. he will eventually move to 150 feet, then target the mound.
“This has been a long wait, and coming back obviously is all I can think about,” Harvey told reporters. “I couldn’t be happier with the way I feel. I’m excited to keep moving forward.”
Harvey is expected to miss all of 2014, while rehabbing from last year’s Tommy John surgery. He has said he hoped to pitch in a big-league game this season, but the Mets have been consistent in saying that is very unlikely.