David Peterson begins rehab assignment with Low-A St. Lucie, throws two perfect innings

Mets left-hander David Peterson's journey back to New York started Sunday with a perfect outing at the Low-A level.

In two innings for St. Lucie, Peterson retired all six batters, including five strikeouts.

He threw 20 strikes on 28 pitches.

This past November, Peterson underwent surgery on his left hip to repair a torn labrum.

He entered 2024 on the 60-day injured list.

He officially began his rehab assignment Sunday, with the Mets sending him to Low-A St. Lucie for a start against the Daytona Tortugas.

Peterson, 28, has a 4.51 ERA since joining the Mets in 2020.

As a fourth-year pro in 2023, Peterson had a 5.03 ERA in 27 games (21 starts).