Hefner makes first pitch since T.J. surgery

NEW YORK -- Jeremy Hefner threw 15 pitches off a mound on Tuesday morning for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last Aug. 28. Dillon Gee gave him a standing ovation afterward, according to Jon Santucci of the St. Lucie News. Hefner next is scheduled to throw 20 pitches Saturday, he told Santucci.