Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:02:07 -0800
New York Mets P Steven Matz (elbow), who underwent Tommy John Surgery in 2010, threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Feb. 14, for the first time since being shut down during his rehab last year. He has yet to pitch in an official game.
Wed, 19 May 2010 08:38:45 -0700
New York Mets P Steven Matz (elbow), the team's top draft pick last year, underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday, May 18, according to the New York Daily News' Andy Martino. Matz's expected recovery time is 12 to 18 months.
Tue, 18 Aug 2009 11:49:29 -0700
Adam Rubin, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Mets reportedly signed first-round pick P Steven Matz Monday, Aug. 17. Matz received a signing bonus of $895,000.
Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:41:08 -0700
Adam Rubin, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Mets are optimistic that they will sign their first-round draft pick, P Steven Matz, before the deadline Monday, Aug. 17. Matz may receive a seven-figure bonus when he signs.
Wed, 10 Jun 2009 08:41:05 -0700
MLB.com's Tim Britton reports the New York Mets selected P Steven Matz from Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, N.Y., in the second round of the First-Year Player Draft. Matz, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound left-hander, was 6-1 with a 0.47 ERA through seven starts in his senior season, with 81 strikeouts in 44 innings. He allowed just 11 hits and 15 walks. He throws consistently in the low 90s and can reach 94 mph. The 18-year-old has the potential to throw even harder once he fills out physically and cleans up a currently violent delivery. Matz has a curveball and changeup, but both pitches are inconsistent. Scouts expect his curveball to be an above-average pitch.