Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 1 Month

Jeremy Hefner (elbow) has advanced his flat-ground throwing to 75 feet.

He'll be allowed to throw off a mound once he reaches 150 feet. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Hefner could possibly be an option for the Mets late in the season.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 2 Months

Jeremy Hefner (elbow) made 20 throws from 60 feet on Monday in Mets camp and reported feeling fine.

It was Hefner's first game of catch since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last August. The right-hander might not pitch at all in 2014.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 2 Months

Jeremy Hefner (elbow) announced Sunday that he's been cleared to begin his throwing program.

Hefner is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and will be brought along slowly. The Mets don't expect him to return to game action during the 2014 season.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 4 Months

Mets signed RHP Jeremy Hefner to a one-year contract.

Hefner was non-tendered last week, but the Mets will bring him back aboard for 2014 and help him along in his recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The right-hander might not pitch all next year.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 5 Months

Mets non-tendered RHP Jeremy Hefner.

Another surprise, as Hefner wasn't even arbitration-eligible this winter, but the Mets apparently aren't willing to pay him $500,000 in 2014 as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Tough break for the 26-year-old right-hander.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 6 Months

Mets activated RHP Jeremy Hefner from the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move. Hefner had Tommy John elbow surgery in August 2013 and could miss all of 2014.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 7 Months

Mets transferred RHP Jeremy Hefner from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move in order to clear room on the 40-man roster. Hefner will be out until at least late next season following Tommy John surgery.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 8 Months

Jeremy Hefner (elbow) wrote on his Twitter account that he will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday morning.

This confirms reports from Monday. Hefner will have a partially torn medial collateral ligament repaired and is unlikely to be a factor for the Mets until late in the 2014 season at the earliest.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 8 Months

Jeremy Hefner will soon undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

The decision was made after Hefner received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews. The right-hander will have a partially torn medial collateral ligament repaired during the procedure and can't be counted on for any real production until 2015.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 8 Months

Jeremy Hefner (elbow) will see Dr. James Andrews next Monday for a second opinion.

Tommy John surgery was recommended after Hefner met with doctors in New York this week, but he'll meet with Andrews before making a decision. If he goes ahead with the surgery, he will miss most if not all of the 2014 season.