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Wed, 15 May 2013 20:35:15 -0700
New York Mets RP Tim Byrdak (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session Wednesday, May 15, since undergoing shoulder surgery. He threw 20 pitches - all fastball - and expects to throw a 25-pitch session Saturday, May 18. He is hopeful of returning to the big club by July 1.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:41:53 -0800
New York Mets RPs LaTroy Hawkins, Pedro Feliciano and Tim Byrdak (shoulder) have to be told by March 26 whether they've made the roster or they'll earn $100,000 to be sent to the minors. The Mets could also choose to flat out release them. Hawkins appears to be a lock for the bullpen and Feliciano is a leading contender as well. Byrdak's deadline is a non-issue because the team signed him knowing he wouldn't be ready for the start of the season.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:41:31 -0800
New York Mets RP Tim Byrdak (shoulder) has returned to Florida to continue rehabbing from left shoulder surgery, and he hopes to return by July 1.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:32:26 -0800
New York Mets RP Tim Byrdak (shoulder, knee) has been throwing on flat ground at 90 feet after undergoing surgery to fix a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder Sept. 6. He plans to return to camp Feb. 24 or 25 and hopes to begin throwing off the slope of a mound by early March and be throwing off the mound by the end of spring training. Byrdak's muscle had ripped off the bone, meaning his shoulder surgery wasn't as serious as SP Johan Santana's. "So, it sounds crazy, but all they had to do was reattach it to the bone and that was it," Byrdak said. "From what Dr. Altchek told me, there was no other damage to the shoulder. He said the shoulder, as a matter of fact, looked great for being a 39-year-old pitcher. There was small fraying in the back he took care of, that he shaved down. And that's been about it."
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:13:06 -0800
New York Mets RP Tim Byrdak (shoulder, knee) is targeting a July 1 return this year.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:25:14 -0800
The New York Mets re-signed RP Tim Byrdak to a minor league deal Monday, Nov. 26.
Sat, 03 Nov 2012 23:48:08 -0700
New York Mets OF Scott Hairston, RP Jon Rauch, RP Ramon Ramirez, SS Ronny Cedeno, C Kelly Shoppach, RP Tim Byrdak and SP Chris Young all became free agents on Saturday, Nov. 3. A club source mentioned Hairston as the free agent the Mets most want to keep, but the outfielder is coming off a career season (20 homers and 57 RBIs) and figures to command a huge raise from the $1.1 million he received in 2012.
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:50:53 -0700
New York Mets RP Tim Byrdak (shoulder, knee) underwent successful surgery to fix a torn meniscus in his right knee Wednesday, Sept. 5, and a procedure to fix a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. He's expected to need 12 months of recovery time for his shoulder.
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 19:37:03 -0700
The New York Mets will select the contracts of P Justin Hampson and OF Fred Lewis from Triple-A Buffalo Tuesday, Sept. 4. They have transferred RP Tim Byrdak (shoulder) and C Rob Johnson (thumb) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list to clear room on the 40-man roster.
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:36:35 -0700
New York Mets RP Tim Byrdak (shoulder) has an anterior capsule tear in his shoulder, and he is likely to require surgery to fix the injury. It is the same issue fellow Ps Johan Santana and Chris Young dealt with.