Jeremy Hefner cleared to throw

Jeremy Hefner

Jeremy Hefner

#53 SP
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM24
  • W4

  • L8

  • BB37

  • K99

  • ERA4.34

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Jeremy Hefner, who underwent Tommy John surgery on Aug. 28, has been cleared by team doctors to begin tossing a baseball.

"Super short," Hefner said about the distance.

Hefner has yet to receive a precise throwing program.

Because Tommy John surgery has a typical 12-month recovery time, Hefner may be able to return to the majors in Sept. 1.