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Mets’ Steven Matz And David Wright Rehab With St. Lucie

David Wright along with Steven Matz, made a rehab appearance with Class-A St. Lucie on Saturday afternoon as they make their way back to New York.  (Gabe Rodriguez)

David Wright along with Steven Matz, made a rehab appearance with Class-A St. Lucie on Saturday afternoon as they make their way back to New York.
(Gabe Rodriguez)

New York Mets’ starting pitcher Steven Matz made his first start in nearly two months on Saturday afternoon with the St. Lucie Mets at Roger Dean Stadium to take on the Jupiter Hammerheads.

Matz pitched just the first inning allowing one run off of three hits; striking out two batters in 23 pitches. The left-hander is expected to make at least two more rehab appearances while working his way up to 90 pitches before his return to the Mets in September.

The 24 year old  was called up to New York on June 28, 2015 and made two starts before suffering a partial tear in his left lat muscle. In those two starts he went 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA and struck out 14 in 13.2 innings and went 3 for 6 at the plate while racking up 5 RBIs.

The Mets drafted Steven Matz in the second round of the 2009 MLB Draft while playing at Ward Senior High School in New York.

The Mets’ third baseman David Wright also made a rehab appearance on Saturday afternoon with St. Lucie; his fourth so far in his road back to New York. In his four rehab appearances he is batting .286 in fourteen plate appearances.

Wright appeared in just eight Major League games in 2015 before being placed on the disabled list on April 15 first with a pulled hamstring and was then diagnosed with spinal stenosis, he is expected to return to the Mets in September.

The New York Mets are currently in first place in the National League East, four and a half games above the Washington Nationals.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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