Scott Van Slyke (wrist) took swings in the batting cage on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, manager Don Mattingly later indicated that the swings didn't go particularly well. Van Slyke was hopeful to take batting practice, but his wrist simply isn't up to speed yet. He was given a cortisone shot on Friday, but his status for the team's NLDS showdown with the Mets remains clouded.
Mets manager Terry Collins said that Matt Harvey would be fined for missing Tuesday's mandatory workout session.
Harvey was stuck in traffic when the workout began and eventually called Collins when it became clear he wouldn't make the session. Collins then told him to turnaround. The 26-year-old right-hander subsequently apologized to his teammates. A fine's coming his way, but he'll still be the starter for Game 3 of the NLDS against the Dodgers. At least assuming he arrives at the ballpark on time.
Brian Matusz underwent a successful arthroscopic surgery on his right (non-throwing) shoulder on Monday.
The Ravens' team physician, Dr. Leigh Ann Curl, performed the surgery. Because it's on his non-throwing shoulder, the amount of rehab work's likely not to be as severe. The cranky shoulder should heal up in a month or so.
Updating a previous story, Matt Harvey missed Tuesday's mandatory workout because he was stuck in tunnel traffic.
Initially, even Mets GM Sandy Alderson was unaware of why Harvey was absent from the workout. Apparently, the ace was stuck in traffic and called manager Terry Collins, who told him to turn around. Mystery solved.
Matt Harvey missed a mandatory workout on Tuesday.
To add intrigue to Harvey's absence, GM Sandy Alderson indicated that he doesn't know why the Mets ace wasn't at the workout. So far as we know, Harvey isn't dealing with any kind of injury. Details should emerge as the day progresses.