Matt Harvey Opts For Season-Ending Surgery

Harvey (4-10) starts Monday, July 4, 2016, for...

Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis will conduct the surgery, according to the New York Mets.

This is just very bad news for Harvey as we just don't know what will happen.

A club spokesman said Harvey would not be available to reporters Friday. The issue involves a constriction of the opening in which nerves and blood vessels pass between the neck and shoulder. "He just said his arm felt like it was dead". The anticipated recovery time is reportedly four months, which means Harvey's 2016 season is nearly certainly over.

Thompson would likely perform the procedure, the GM added.

The surgery was inevitable, so having it now will help Harvey to get back to full strength for next season.

For now, swingman Logan Verrett will take Harvey's spot in the rotation. He was 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA in 29 regular-season starts and 2-0 with a 3.04 ERA in four playoff starts.

"We'll take a look at what's there", Alderson said about the possibility of a trade. That was the most innings ever by an Major League Baseball pitcher in his first season back from Tommy John surgery. The team initially targeted the All-Star break for his return, but Wheeler hasn't even thrown off a mound yet and there's no longer a definitive timetable for his expected progress.

"I hate to walk by the clubhouse near the training room", Collins said. "It's another huge setback". What will he be like when he does come back? He struck out just 76 batters in 92.2 innings and struggled with his command and velocity throughout much of the year. After two months of disgusting BABIP-a whopping.

Boras told the Daily News that the diagnosis was "disappointing" but it was a relief to have an explanation for why Harvey wasn't himself. As they try to hold on to their position in the National League Wild Card race and chase the Washington Nationals in the NL East, replacing Harvey's ability will be hard.

Soon after, he announced he planned to pitch in October.

Matt Harvey's season is over and he's "relieved" to have a reason for why it was so terrible.

Three of the New York Mets' young starting pitchers already have been selected as All-Stars during their brief careers now that Noah Syndergaard is poised to make his first appearance next Tuesday in San Diego.

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