Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/7/12
In response to an MMO Ask Petey mailbag question, we came across some yet to be reported information regarding the status of Mets’ 2009 top draft pick, left-handed starting pitcher Steve Matz. Our first question this time is from Ben M, who writes: Ben M:  On January 18, 2012, MMO did an interview with Steven Matz, who at the time was optimistic about his recovery and return to baseball. I did a search on the Mets official website and cannot find him. Do you have an update on Steve? Thank you. Petey:  Thanks for the question Ben. After I received your query, I decided that to get you a proper answer I would go right to the horse’s mouth. So I contacted Steve the other day and this is what he told me: Steve:  I threw a bunch of innings in Spring Training and my velocity was back to normal, anywhere from 90-95 mph. The elbow still wasn’t really feeling right, but I was trying to get through it. I went and saw Dr. Andrews again and he was concerned a little bit. But it’s very tough to ...
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