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Matz Taking It Easy This Time

Steven Matz was the Mets top pick in the 2009 MLB Draft and he has yet to officially make his professional debut two full years into his career. He was oh-so close to making that long awaited arrival back in May but hit another snag in his rehab back from Tommy John surgery. Now down at Instructs, he's hoping to reach another milestone in his latest comeback bid.

"Back in May, just a little bit before 12 months [after the surgery], I was throwing live [BP] and facing hitters in simulated games, and my elbow kind of blew up on me and set me back a lot," Matz revealed. "I tried to rest it a couple of weeks and went up to see Dr. Altcheck and got a PRP [Platelet Rich Plasma] injection. I tried throwing again and it was still hurting. I shut it down... Recommended Stories