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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Team may slow down Matt Harvey's rehab

By on 8/14/2014 06:00:00 AM

The New York Mets entered Wednesday night's game against the Washington Nationals 10th in the Major Leagues in ERA, keeping them within striking distance of .500 at 57-63. A key pitcher who wanted to try and return late this season is Matt Harvey, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery. But the Mets may want to slow Harvey's rehab, which may keep him from appearing in a game until next spring.

I reported on August 4 that Harvey, who is out for the season following Tommy John surgery last fall,
did not throw from the mound, but threw 20 pitches from the slope of the bullpen mound August 1 at Citi Field.  He was scheduled  to throw 25 pitches off a mound at the team's minor-league complex on August 12.

An update on Harvey, as reported by Danny Knobler of, is that Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that he's talked to Harvey about slowing down his recovery.  Although Alderson has not completely ruled out Harvey to pitch sometime this season, he doesn't expect it to happen.

Harvey progressed from playing catch to throwing from the slope of the mound and is still at the Mets' complex in Prt St. Lucie, Florida.

Harvey was excellent last season for the Mets, going 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA. In 178 1/3 innings, he allowed only 135 hits, walked 31 and struck out 191. In two Major League seasons, Harvey has a record of 12-10 with a 2.39 ERA and 261 strikeouts in 237 2/3 innings.  

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