Historical Debut By Steven Matz




Historical Debut By Steven Matz

Athlete at the Professional Athletic Performance Center and Professional Physical Therapy patient, Steven Matz joined the New York Mets’ 40 man roster and had an historical debut during his first start on Sunday, June 28th against the Cincinnati Reds. Steven Matz was drafted by the New York Mets in 2009. Throughout his time in the minor league system, Matz trained with Dean Maddalone, Director of the Professional Athletic Performance Center. In 2010, Matz underwent Tommy John surgery and again turned to Professional to continue his post-op rehab and training to return to play. “I had the pleasure of working with Steve while he was in the minor league system and through his rehab,” said Maddalone. “Steve has such a tremendous work ethic and drive to reach his goals… things every athlete should strive for.” On June 25th, 2015 Matz joined the Mets’ 40-man roster with intent to start on Sunday, June 28th against the Cincinnati Reds. In an incredible performance both on the mound and offensively, Matz lead the Mets to a victory over the Reds, and simultaneously made a name for himself in the Mets’ record book. “I cannot be more proud of him on his debut with Mets. Not only is Steve an incredible athlete, but one of the most humble and personable people you will meet,” said Maddalone. The entire Professional family would like to wish Steven continued success this season and a long rewarding career ahead! Read Steven Matz’s July 4th NY Post Interview