New York Mets
Mike Pelfrey plans to play catch next Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on May 1.
Pelfrey started throwing a plyometric medicine ball this week.
"Feel really good. Felt strong," Pelfrey texted. "Right on schedule."
While Tommy John surgery often has a 12-month timetable, Pelfrey very well may be ready for Opening Day next season.
He is likely to be nontendered by the Mets in December. Otherwise, the arbitration-eligible pitcher would need to make at least 80 percent of this season's $5.6875 million salary.
Once nontendered, Pelfrey would be free to sign anywhere (or with the Mets for a lower salary).