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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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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. Sep 15 - 3:09 PM

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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.
Sep 4 - 10:40 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.
Sep 3 - 7:18 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.
Aug 13 - 7:00 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.
Aug 12 - 6:20 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.
Aug 9 - 10:36 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.
Aug 1 - 5:09 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.
Jul 30 - 4:56 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.
Jun 21 - 11:40 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."
Jun 18 - 9:35 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."
Jun 11 - 12:00 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) will not throw off a mound Tuesday as originally planned.

Harvey hasn't had a setback, but rather the Mets have simply decided to slow the righty's rehab down following consultations between the team doctor and Dr. James Andrews. "He’s fine," a team source told Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. "It’s nothing physical, it’s just a plan to be more cautious." Harvey has professed a desire to return before the end of the season, but the proposition was always unlikely and now can probably safely be ruled out.
Jun 6 - 9:27 AM

The Mets are still planning on having Matt Harvey (elbow) throw from a mound next Monday for the first time since Tommy John surgery.

That's been the plan for a while now and all is going according to schedule. Harvey is currently throwing on flat ground at 150 feet, but he should begin to pick up the intensity soon. He's still hoping to make it back to the Mets' rotation late in the season, but the decision won't ultimately be up to him.
Jun 2 - 5:23 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Tuesday that Matt Harvey (elbow) is unlikely to return this season.

Harvey has again professed his desire to return for a handful of starts at the end of the season, but Alderson has again reiterated why it's an unlikely proposition. While it's great that the righty is pushing himself to be back by August, it remains highly unlikely that we'll see him before next season. "Not being a medical doctor and having not really been faced with that decision previously, I’ll reserve judgment," he said. "But the one thing we don’t want to do is be put in a situation someone -- Matt or anyone else -- has a setback because we’ve pushed a natural recovery processes further than we should have."
May 21 - 10:03 AM

Matt Harvey (elbow) told Tom Verducci of that he hopes to be pitching for the Mets in August.

It's a lofty goal, especially considering that he would only be 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery, but Harvey wants peace of mind going into 2015. "I want to go back out there and know I still have the stuff to strike out major league hitters," said Harvey. "And I want to know that when I shut it down at the end of the year, I'm just like everybody else shutting it down. I don't want to go through all this work and wonder all winter where I am. I want to be just like everybody else when this season ends and the next one starts." Harvey aims to throw from a mound for the first time on June 10. While he hopes to make it back this year, he'll ultimately have to respect the Mets' wishes if they prefer him to take it slow.
May 20 - 12:46 PM

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