This was inevitable months ago, but now it’s official: Jeremy Hefner will undergo Tommy John surgery for the second time in less than 14 months. The procedure is to be performed this morning.
Hefner made 22 starts for the Mets in 2013 before undergoing his first Tommy John surgery. In August he suffered a significant setback in his recovery during a minor league rehab start. In addition to re-injuring his ligament, he suffered a stress fracture in his ulna bone.
Hefner is 28 and is 8-15 with a 4.34 ERA in 50 career games, 36 as a starter.