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Jul 19, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner (53) pitches during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Hefner placed on DL with right forearm strain

Jeremy Hefner, who underwent Tommy John Surgery last August and had completed three rehab starts, has been placed on the disabled list by the St. Lucie Mets with a right forearm strain.

While no further information regarding Hefner’s injury is available, a forearm strain is often something that is diagnosed before elbow ligament damage is discovered.

During his most recent rehab start, Hefner allowed three runs on three hits, two walks, and no strikeouts in one inning of work. His prior rehab starts lasted three innings and four innings, respectively.

Thoughts:

If it turns out that Hefner has damaged his surgically repaired elbow ligament, it’s very likely that he’ll need to undergo a second Tommy John surgery.

The above is the worst case scenario, and hopefully not the ultimate outcome here.

Hefner’s injury – no matter how severe – will of course also be linked with Matt Harvey, a much more high-profile Met who is rehabbing from the same surgery.

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