NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey is back in the news again — for the wrong reasons.
The 25-year-old ace, likely out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, tweeted a picture of himself to mark the six-month anniversary of the operation.
Nothing wrong with that, right?
The catch: The hard-throwing right-hander is seen giving the middle finger in the photo. Maybe not the wisest thing to post for the world to see.
Harvey not only deleted the tweet, but deleted his Twitter account.
The Mets asked the 2013 All-Star to delete the tweet, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. But the team did not ask the star hurler to get rid of his account, Martino reported. That was Harvey’s decision.
“I think he’s got some A-Rod in him,” WFAN co-host Evan Roberts said on Tuesday afternoon, referring to Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. “…The ability to get attention for everything, that’s the comparison.”
Harvey has been rehabbing in Port St. Lucie when the Mets have been the road, but he’s been with the club in New York during homestands.
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