Hefner continues road back

SAN DIEGO -- Jeremy Hefner continues to make progress as he returns from Tommy John

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Hefner tossed two innings for the Gulf Coast League Mets on Thursday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He allowed one run on two hits in two innings against the GCL Cardinals.

Hefner made his first game appearance since the procedure last Saturday.

He underwent surgery on Aug. 28, 2013.