Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 4 Days

Hefner (elbow) will rest a few more weeks and hope for improvement before deciding whether or not he will undergo his second Tommy John surgery, ESPN New York reports.

Hefner underwent his first Tommy John surgery Aug. 28 of last year and attempted rehab starts in July and August. Unfortunately, a recent MRI revealed a fracture and UCL tear in the same elbow, which will likely require Tommy John surgery. For now, he has elected to rest and hope for some improvement.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 19 Days

Hefner, trying to work his way back from Tommy John surgery, received potentially devastating news Monday, as an MRI showed a fracture and another UCL tear in the elbow, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports

Hefner had been working his way back steadily and looked ready to take the next step in his rehab, when he felt pain in his pitching arm last week. If he is able to come back from a second TJS, it won't be until late next season.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 1 Month

Jeremy Hefner (elbow) allowed one run over two innings Thursday in his second rehab appearance with the Gulf Coast League Mets.

Hefner allowed two hits and no walks while striking out one batter. Now 11 months removed from Tommy John surgery, he hopes to rejoin the Mets before the end of the season.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 2 Months

Jeremy Hefner (elbow) will throw off a mound for the fourth time on Sunday.

Hefner resumed throwing earlier this month, but Sunday will be the first time he throws a breaking ball and tries to use his fastball at near full intensity. The 28-year-old had Tommy John surgery last August and hopes to pitch for the Mets before the season is over.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 3 Months

Jeremy Hefner (elbow) is scheduled to throw off a mound on Tuesday.

It will be his first time doing so since last August's Tommy John surgery. Hefner hasn't encountered any setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and remains hopeful of rejoining the Mets late this season.

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 4 Months

Jeremy Hefner (elbow) is hoping to begin throwing from the slope of the mound in 2-3 weeks.

Hefner will expand his flat-ground throwing to 120 feet later this week. He's hoping to make his return from Tommy John surgery late this season."That's my goal," Hefner said. "That's my hope. Hopefully I can come and contribute if there's a need. I think I'd be wasting my time if I wasn't trying to get back to the big leagues."

Jeremy Hefner SP NYM 5 Months

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 6 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 6 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 9 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.