NEW YORK (AP) _ New York Mets pitcher David Cone had the cast removed from his fractured fifth finger on his right hand Monday by Dr. Richard Eaton, the National League club announced.

Cone, who had a 2-2 record in 10 games this season, will begin daily hand therapy immediately, a club spokesman said. The remaining pins in the finger will be removed in two weeks and Cone will begin to throw immediately thereafter.

The Mets also announced that starter Rick Aguilera, on the 21-day disabled list, will not throw for two weeks in hopes that swelling in his right elbow will reduce. In nine starts this season, Aguilera is 4-2 with a 4.03 ERA.