Pedro Martinez 31 pitches in his first mound session since undergoing rotator cuff surgery last October. He Martinez warmed up with long tossing, threw 15 pitches, rested to simulate the break between innings, and then threw 16 pitches.
“The first round, I actually held myself back a little bit to get comfortable on the mound, because it feels really high when you first go to the mound,’’ Martinez told reporters at the Mets’ Port St. Lucie, Fla., complex.
“I was trying to make sure I didn’t rush, that I didn’t go too hard _ especially on the first 15 throws. But, everything else after that felt like I was right at home.’’
He didn’t say when he might return.
“I think it’s all going to depend on how good I react now that I’m getting to the mound,’’ Martinez said. “I think it’s all going to dictated by the doctors after they see me and evaluate how quickly I get back, because sometimes, working out in the gym, it’s so different than being in the real game. You never know how your body’s going to react … so I’m also wondering, just like you.’’