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Matt Harvey | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mets manager Terry Collins told the New York Post that in order to conserve innings, Matt Harvey might not pitch until the team's first home game.
The Mets' home opener falls on April 13th. Harvey's recovering from Tommy John surgery, having missed the 2014 season. While he's expected to be fully healthy for the 2015 campaign, the team would like to limit his innings and keeping him under wraps until the home opener would work toward that cause. It's also possible that they skip a few starts throughout the season. In 2013, Harvey struck out 191 in 178+ innings while posting a 2.27 ERA. Wed, Dec 17, 2014 09:01:00 AM

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Matt Harvey will open next season in the club's rotation.

The Mets intend to ease Harvey's workload in some way in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, but the plan apparently will not include holding him back at the start of next season. Look for them to either give him a few weeks off during the season and/or simply shorten many of his outings.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 01:05:00 PM

The Mets are having internal discussions about how to handle Matt Harvey's workload in 2015.

The team would like to avoid a late-season shutdown a la Stephen Strasburg a few years ago, but a number of alternative options exist. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said those discussions, which could include giving him a few weeks off during the season or shortening his starts, are "in process." Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, said the decision ultimately lies with Harvey, and the 25-year-old was outspoken about his desire to pitch near the end of 2014. It will be a situation worth monitoring.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Mets activated RHP Matt Harvey from the 60-day disabled list.

Harvey, of course, missed the 2014 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He should be ready to roll at the beginning of spring training before breaking camp as a part of the Mets' rotation.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) threw a couple simulated innings off the Citi Field mound on Monday afternoon.

A batter stood in the box but did not attempt to swing. Everything has gone smoothly so far with Harvey's recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He should have a normal offseason and be 100 percent heading into spring training next February.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 03:09:00 PM

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that Matt Harvey (elbow) will throw three more bullpen sessions before being shut down for the season.

Harvey had declared earlier this season that he wanted to make it back before the end of the year, but as it turns out he won't even throw a pitch at full effort until spring training. "That is the point we want him to get to and then he will stop," Ackert's source said. "However long it takes for him to get there, but he will be done by the end of this month." Harvey will be ready to roll next spring.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) will throw his first "up/down" bullpen session on Thursday.

The term basically means the session will be simulated like a game, with Harvey throwing, then sitting for eight minutes, then throwing again. It's promising that Harvey continues to make progress in his return from Tommy John surgery. If he continues to progress, he should be ready for the start of the 2015 season.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 07:18:00 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) threw a 27-pitch bullpen session in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Wednesday.

Mets manager Terry Collins said he wants to see a "hump" in Harvey's pitches, suggesting how lightly the team wants the right-hander to throw in the early going. The organization recently said they would consider slowing Harvey's rehab to the point that he wouldn't appear in a game until spring training, so even though he's ahead of schedule Harvey's desire to pitch in the majors this season will almost certainly go by the wayside.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Matt Harvey (elbow) might not appear in a game until spring training.

Alderson noted Jeremy Hefner having a setback recently after the Mets might have pushed him into game action a little too quickly. Harvey recently began throwing off a mound and it sounds like he won't be pitching in winter ball or anywhere else prior to spring training. He should still be fine for Opening Day next season.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 06:20:00 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) threw 29 pitches off the slope of the mound on Saturday as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

It's the third time in the last week and a half that the young right-hander has been able to throw off of a mound. While he won't contribute to the Mets during the 2014 season, he's on track to be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of spring training next year.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 10:36:00 AM

Matt Harvey (elbow) resumed throwing off a mound on Friday.

Harvey was originally hoping to throw off the bump in June, but the Mets decided to slow the right-hander's rehab from Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old will not pitch this season but is expected to be full-go for spring training next year.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) has been cleared to begin throwing off a mound next week.

Harvey was hoping to hop on a mound in June, but the Mets decided to play it safe and nixed that idea. The right-hander could get some innings in a fall instructional league but won't return to the majors until 2015.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 04:56:00 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) estimated Friday that he'll likely throw from a mound for the first time in July.

Harvey originally hoped to begin throwing from a mound earlier this month, but the Mets have tapped the breaks on his rehab. As of now, he's still throwing from flat ground at distances up to around 120 feet. He's only eight months removed from Tommy John surgery, so this is hardly out of the ordinary. Harvey is unlikely to pitch in the majors this season, but the Mets weren't expecting him to anyway.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 11:40:00 AM

There remains no timetable for Matt Harvey (elbow) to throw off a mound.

The plan had been for Harvey to throw off a mound on June 10, but the Mets have decided to slow the right-hander rehab pace. It's possible he's throw off the bump when he meets the team in Miami this weekend, but pitching coach Dan Warthen said that "hasn’t been determined yet."
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 09:35:00 AM

Matt Harvey (elbow) on Tuesday finally conceded that him returning before the end of the 2014 season is unlikely.

Harvey had been telling anyone who would listen that he fully intended on making it back before the end of the season, but it was never a realistic scenario. The Mets recently decided to slow down his rehab a bit, officially putting an end to the righty's lofty ambitions. "I'm always going to be on board with what they have to say," Harvey said. "I can only do so much, and speak my two cents. As a competitor, I'm always going to want to get out there, but I can't write myself out there and set up my own program, so whatever they have set up is obviously the way we're going to go."
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 12:00:00 PM

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