After suffering a small fracture to his pinky toe in his hotel room Monday night, Seth Lugo returned to the Clover Park mound on Saturday to throw a bullpen session, and said he's suffering minimal ill-effects from the minor injury.
"It felt pretty good," Lugo said. "Pitches were coming out real good. I felt a little soreness when I got done but that's to be expected. Hopefully tomorrow that's gone."
Lugo informed the Mets after arriving at the ballpark on Tuesday that he had hurt the toe while banging it on something in his hotel room, and an X-ray revealed the small fracture.
Mets manager Luis Rojas said at the time that there was "no concern at all" for Lugo, and though it may be a few more days before he pitches in a game, the right-hander shouldn't have any problem getting in the work he needs. Lugo told reporters on Saturday he only needs "five or six" games to be ready to go for Opening Day.
The 30-year-old said that he and the team would wait to see how his arm recovers on Sunday before determining if he'd throw some live batting practice.
"We're just going day-to-day," Lugo said. "So we'll see what happens tomorrow. But I threw off the mound today and felt pretty good. All the pitchers were there, executing, so I feel like I'm in a good spot right now."