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Billy Wagner Takes the Mound for the First Time Since Surgery

Published by on April 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Billy Wagner took his first step towards returning to the Major Leagues today by completing a 23-pitch bullpen session today in Port St. Lucie under the watchful eye of Guy Conti.

Conti, formerly the Mets bullpen coach-turned rehab coordinator, said Wagner was in “tremendous shape."

It is unknown when Wagner’s next bullpen session will be. However, Conti suggested that it would be contingent on how Wagner’s arm feels after throwing from a mound today.

Up until this point, the Mets have been very cautious in rushing Wagner’s return. At one point they even halted him throwing for a number of weeks.

There is no timetable on if and when Wagner will return to the team. Howev...

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