Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:53:20 -0800
New York Mets SP Jeremy Hefner (elbow) threw for the first time Monday, Feb. 17, since having Tommy John surgery last August, throwing 20 times off flat ground from 60 feet. Hefner will throw two more times this week and then increase the distance and throw four times next week. He'll need to get out to 150 feet before throwing off a mound, and he hopes to be ready by mid-August.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:48:21 -0800
New York Mets SP Jeremy Hefner (elbow) will be examined by Dr. David Altchek next week after having Tommy John surgery last August. "I'm probably going to miss the whole year anyway … but I'll come and work hard and you never know," Hefner said. "I might come back and be able to throw in August or September."
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:30:59 -0800
New York Mets SP Jeremy Hefner (elbow) is a non-roster invitee to spring training, but he is returning from Tommy John surgery and projected to miss most, if not the entire, 2014 season.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:34:12 -0800
The New York Mets re-signed SP Jeremy Hefner (elbow) to minor league deal after he was non-tendered last week. Hefner is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:43:59 -0800
The New York Mets non-tendered SP Jeremy Hefner and INF Justin Turner.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:15:02 -0700
New York Mets SP Jeremy Hefner (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Aug. 28, and said the doctor told him everything went well.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:58:04 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Jeremy Hefner (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery, a source said Monday, Aug. 26.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:54:56 -0700
New York Mets SP Jeremy Hefner (elbow) will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday, Aug. 26, but he doesn't expect the recommendation to undergo Tommy John surgery to change. The right-hander will also have arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs, likely along with the elbow-ligament reconstruction procedure. He had been pitching through pain for a while, and he believes that he made it worse by doing so.
Fantasy Tip: Hefner will probably miss the entire 2014 season, given that he has a long recovery ahead of him.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:10:53 -0700
New York Mets SP Jeremy Hefner (elbow) was recommended to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Fantasy Tip: If Hefner goes through with the surgery, he'll be out for the rest of this year and most of next year.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:31:07 -0700
New York Mets SP Jeremy Hefner (elbow) will see a doctor Tuesday, Aug. 20, to determine if he'll need Tommy John surgery on his elbow. Hefner is dealing with a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow.
Fantasy Tip: Even if Hefner doesn't need Tommy John, it'll be tough for him to return and pitch again this season. Don't hold out hope that he will contribute in the last month of the season.