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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 placed RHP Matt Harvey on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.
The highly-talented 25-year-old hurler is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, and has set a goal to return to the Mets before the end of the 2014 season. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on any production from him until the 2015 campaign. Mar 30 - 4:23 PM

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A frustrated Matt Harvey (elbow) met with Mets GM Sandy Alderson on Tuesday to discuss his rehab plans and media rules.

Harvey would prefer to rehab from Tommy John Surgery in Flushing, Queens, as opposed to the Mets' spring training complex in Florida. "I expressed that seven months in Port St. Lucie is a long time," Harvey said. "For me, I strongly felt that my best opportunity, and my motivation to come back quicker, stronger, work harder would be to be with the teammates." Harvey also expressed frustration with media restrictions the team placed on him, though he later retracted those comments. Apparently the Mets restricted him from one-on-one interviews. "My recommendation is to manage doing interviews in a way that doesn’t interfere with his day-to-day-activities," Alderson, who prefers Harvey do group interviews to save time, said.
Mar 19 - 9:45 AM

Matt Harvey (elbow) on Tuesday said that he'd like to be ready to pitch for the Mets in August, just 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery.

"I’d like to be prepared that, in my mind, if I can come back in August I haven’t missed five or sixth months of baseball and try to come back and jump right back into the picture," he said. Harvey hasn't been shy about stating his desire to return before the end of the season, but it's ultimately going to be the Mets' decision and it's highly unlikely that they'll allow it. The righty is currently throwing on flat ground at 60 feet and will advance to 75 feet later this week.
Mar 18 - 6:32 PM

Matt Harvey announced on Twitter Saturday that "Harvey Day" will happen in 2014, indicating that he holds out hope for a return this season.

It's an aggressive goal for the 24-year-old hurler, who underwent Tommy John surgery on October 22, but appears to be a source of motivation for him. Fantasy owners still shouldn't expect any meaningful contributions from him in 2014.
Mar 8 - 9:05 AM

Matt Harvey (elbow) said he felt "very good" during his first throwing session Saturday.

Harvey made 20 throws from a distance of 60 feet in what was his first bit of throwing since undergoing Tommy John surgery. "I felt very good," Harvey said. "Kind of surprised, actually. Going into it, I didn’t really know what to expect." The righty also added that his arm felt "brand new." Harvey is scheduled to throw every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, though that's subject to change based on how he feels. It's not clear when he'll be cleared to throw from a mound. Harvey will miss all of the 2014 season.
Feb 23 - 1:12 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) will make 20 throws at a distance of 60 feet on Saturday.

It's just the first step in a long recovery process, but certainly a positive sign for the young hurler. He is still expected to miss the entirety of the 2014 season, but should be full healed and ready to go for 2015.
Feb 22 - 11:00 AM

Matt Harvey (elbow) will begin playing catch on Saturday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in October.

The date marks exactly four months since the talented young right-hander went under-the-knife. He's not expected to return at all during the 2014 season, but should be fully recovered and ready to go for the start of the 2015 campaign.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 22 - 8:43 AM

Matt Harvey (elbow) has been cleared to begin a light throwing program.

Harvey had a checkup Wednesday with team doctor David Altchek and was given the go-ahead. He is still expected to miss the entire 2014 season, but the ace right-hander should be in tip-top form on Opening Day 2015.
Feb 20 - 9:48 AM

Matt Harvey (elbow) is aiming to begin his throwing program on February 22.

"They said I should be able to start throwing four months after the surgery and that’s Feb. 22, and I haven’t had any setbacks," Harvey. "I can’t wait. Even if it’s 10 feet, I just want to pick up a ball. As if right now, I don’t see why I wouldn’t be able to do that." Harvey says he's well ahead of schedule as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's aiming to return late in the season, but the Mets are fully expected to hold him back until 2015.
Feb 6 - 10:47 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) is hoping to begin playing catch by the end of February.

Harvey has progressed from rehabbing his arm to regular upper-body workouts and, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, "is as far ahead of schedule as he can push it." The right-hander is even hopeful of returning at some point in late 2014, though he realizes that the Mets aren't going to let that happen. "When you see stories of guys coming back in 10 months, I'm going to think, 'Hey, I can come back in nine,'" Harvey said. "Unfortunately, I don't make those decisions. I can't throw the uniform on and go back on the mound without the permission of higher-ups."
Jan 23 - 9:11 PM

Matt Harvey said that his Tommy John rehab is progressing well.

Harvey underwent Tommy John elbow surgery in October and has already been ruled out for the entire 2014 season. "Everything's going really well," Harvey said. "Obviously, at this point, I wish I could be out there for Opening Day. ... That's not really possible. Rehab is going really well, and my arm feels extremely well. It's a slow process, but everything's going really well. ... Bartolo's [Colon] going to have to hold it down for me while I'm gone."
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 12:48:00 PM

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

It's just an end-of-season procedural move. Harvey underwent Tommy John elbow surgery earlier this month and has already been ruled out for the entire 2014 campaign.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 12:27:00 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) said Monday that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

"I am just doing range of motion stuff now, but today was the first day I could take the bandages off and I was at (Hospital for Special Surgery) working and everybody thinks I am ahead of schedule," Harvey said. The righty had the operation less than a week ago, so don't read too much into this. He'll miss all of the 2014 season but should be fine for the start of 2015.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 09:26:00 PM

Matt Harvey underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

The operation was performed in Gulf Breeze, Florida by Dr. James Andrews. Harvey initially decided he wanted to rehab his partially torn ulnar collateral ligament but ultimately opted to go ahead and go under the knife after further consultation from doctors. He'll miss all of the 2014 season but should be ready to roll for the start of 2015.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 06:24:00 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery within the next week or so.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported earlier Tuesday that the Mets weren't sure when the procedure would take place, but agent Scott Boras has revealed some details. The operation will be performed by Dr. James Andrews. Harvey will miss all of 2014 but should be fine by the time 2015 rolls around.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 06:55:00 PM

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LF1Chris Young
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