Please join me in saying a prayer for Jeremy Hefner. The 28-year-old pitcher is scheduled to undergo his second Tommy John surgery today at a Florida hospital. (ESPN New York)
After having his original Tommy John surgery in August 2013, Hefner began a rehab assignment in Port St. Lucie this summer. After re-injuring a ligament in his right elbow, his season came to an end on August 6.
Hefner pitched in 50 games for the New York Mets in 2012 and 2013, including 36 starts. While his 4-8 record and 4.34 ERA in 2013 are not especially impressive, for a stretch in June and July that year Hefner was one of the Mets’ best pitchers.