took a significant step in his rehab today, throwing 50 pitches over three innings in a simulated game. “This is a big day for us,’’ said assistant GM John Ricco.Ricco said the Mets will shut down Martinez for a week to ten days to rest after nine months of hard rehab. From there Martinez might throw a long simulated game or a minor league rehab game.
The Mets have always pointed to the end of July when Martinez might throw in rehab games. He is ahead of schedule, which concerns me. The Mets have always let Martinez dictated to them, but this is a case when a setback might cost him a chance to comeback. Better he comes back too late than too soon.