The one-time ace and former All-Star will be designated for assignment after refusing to be sent to the minors, GM Sandy Alderson announced on Friday afternoon. "And it's a very unfortunate, hard conclusion". After a fantastic debut for the team, Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery and returned stronger than ever in 2015, leading the team to a World Series. In May 2013, Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci wrote a feature on Harvey with the headline "The Dark Knight of Gotham", which became Harvey's moniker. He will now go through the waivers process, and if he should clear, it would give the Mets the choice to either trade or, more likely, release Harvey.
Scott Boras, Harvey's agent, said in a text message that the bullpen was tough for Harvey to work on all of his pitches.
The Mets are set to designate Harvey for assignment this weekend, a move that paves the way for NY to cut or trade the 29 year-old right hander.
Per ESPN, the front office will now have a week to trade or hand him his outright release.
"We're very pleased Matt is healthy and with more-than-needed Major League Baseball velo".
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Dennis then held his breath further as Froome and defending champion Dumoulin rolled off of the start ramp. Dumoulin said he could not have wished for a better start after making a statement on day one.
In eight appearances this season, Harvey is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA. "We have a lot of clay to work with to build the starter sculpture".
Trying to resuscitate Harvey's career, the Mets moved Harvey from the starting rotation to the bullpen almost two weeks ago. He relieved Jason Vargas with NY trailing 6-0 in the fifth inning and gave up Ozzie Albies' three-run homer in a five-run seventh. Thoracic outlet syndrome affected Harvey's feel for pitching and location, he said, but added that Harvey is healthy and has enough velocity.
"We feel like we failed Matt Harvey", manager Mickey Callaway said. "I think our job is to help every player, and it's not a good feeling when you can't".
He was 6-13 with a 6.70 ERA last season, when he was sidelined from mid-June until September because of a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder.
"Usually I get upset if a report is unexpected", Alderson said this week. After a poor performance out of the bullpen against the San Diego Padres last week, Harvey admitted that he had a hard time mentally preparing to come in out of the pen. "I guess the short answer is no".