Jacob deGrom pitched six scoreless innings and struck out five in a minor league outing Saturday morning in Port St. Lucie.
"Honestly, I think I feel better than I felt at any point last year," deGrom, who threw 77 pitches, told reporters afterward.
DeGrom was 7-8 with a 3.04 ERA last season before ending his season Sept. 1. He had surgery to reposition the ulnar nerve in his right elbow on Sept 21.
This spring, he's 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA in four starts in 15 innings in major league exhibitions.
Also, Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud threw out four of six baserunners after struggling Friday against the Astros while catching Noah Syndergaard.