Matt Harvey has been cleared to begin tossing a baseball. Of Course, this is a small step to rehab as he is still suppose to miss the entire 2014 season..
He met with team doctor David Altchek at the Mets' spring training complex Wednesday before the decision was made.
Harvey, 24, is uncertain which day he will begin a throwing program, but it will be in the next few days. He underwent Tommy John surgery Oct. 22 and had been hopeful of beginning to toss a baseball near the four-month anniversary.
Dr. James Andrews, the Tommy John specialist, performed the Harvey procedure.
"[Altchek] said everything was fine and basically that I can start throwing," Harvey said. "So I don't know exactly which date that is, but in the next couple of days. That was obviously good news for me.
"Since it is four months out, the process is going to be slow. I have to not push things. He just wanted to make sure I knew that and I was clear with that. Obviously we're not going to push things early. But, for me, being able to wear my glove and pick up a ball again is a good sign."