Mets outfielder Michael Conforto is expected to advance to facing overhand throwing in the cage Tuesday, according to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News.
Slowly but surely for Conforto, who is targeting a return date of around May 1.
Original report – March 4, 11:30 a.m.
The 25-year-old underwent surgery in September to repair a torn posterior capsule in his shoulder, an injury he sustained in an August game after swinging at a pitch.
Last month, Conforto began swinging and a return date of May 1 seemed like the goal.
“There’s the May 1 date and it kind of gives me a idea,” he said. “(The medical staff) is helping me understand I got to the be the player I was and know I will be again and that comes from doing things the right way, doing the right progression. I don’t know for sure if it’s going to be May 1, could be earlier, could be later. Who knows.”
At the beginning of this month, Conforto also began throwing soft toss. The outfielder was able to take 25 front tosses in addition to 15 cuts off a tee and said that everything felt normal afterwards.