Another talented right arm is on the Mets rehab path.
Seth Lugo, who underwent surgery at the start of spring training to remove a bone spur in his right elbow, has begun throwing — playing catch from 75 feet — manager Luis Rojas said Saturday.
A day earlier, Rojas revealed that Carlos Carrasco had faced batters during a 15-pitch session. Carrasco has been sidelined with a right hamstring tear.
“Guys are moving and they are throwing,” Rojas said. “It’s good news that [Lugo] is throwing, playing catch, and he has done it three or four times already, counting today.”
Lugo’s absence is felt in a bullpen that possesses several question marks, but the right-hander was also a candidate for the rotation over the winter.
Rojas was initially told to plan on a mid-May return for Lugo. The manager said he hasn’t asked the medical staff if that timeline has changed.
Carrasco is “week to week” and may soon begin a normal buildup toward a return, depending on how he fares showing he can field his position. The next step would be an “up and down” live batting practice that would consist of…