- Adam Rubin, ESPN Staff Writer
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Jeremy Hefner, who underwent Tommy John surgery on Aug. 28, has been cleared by team doctors to begin tossing a baseball.
"Super short," Hefner said about the distance.
Hefner has yet to receive a precise throwing program.
Because Tommy John surgery has a typical 12-month recovery time, Hefner may be able to return to the majors in Sept. 1.