Mets RHP Jeurys Familia can begin throwing again in six weeks but will not be able to pitch in competitive games for three or four months, the team announced on Saturday.
Familia underwent successful surgery on Friday to repair a blockage of the posterior circumflex humeral artery on his right side, the team said.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said on Friday that Familia's surgery was not the same type Dillon Gee underwent in 2012.
While with the Mets in July of 2012, Gee was diagnosed with a blood clot in his right shoulder, underwent surgery and missed the remainder of the season.
Familia reported tingling in his right ring finger on Wednesday but was allowed to pitch because the symptoms were minor.
Familia, 27, allowed four runs (three earned) Wednesday against the Giants while blowing his first save of 2017. He has a 3.86 ERA and 1.61 WHIP with eight walks and 10 strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings (11 games) this season.
He served a 15 game suspension earlier this season that ran from Opening Day to April 19, stemming from the alleged domestic violence incident he was involved in during the offseason.