General manager Sandy Alderson said Harvey and the team will talk “over the next week or so” about cutting back on his work, possibly limiting him to bullpen sessions.
Rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom, who is 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 16 starts, will not make his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Nationals.
The Mets did not offer contracts to pitchers Jeremy Hefner and Scott Atchison, infielders Omar Quintanilla and Justin Turner, and utility man Jordany Valdespin, making the five free agents.
For now, the 24-year-old Harvey and the Mets hope that he will be able to avoid reconstruction surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament. A full prognosis will not be made until swelling in the elbow goes down in about two weeks.
The Mets have agreed to a deal with starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, sources have told WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
A New York Mets doctor is recommending that right-hander Jeremy Hefner have Tommy John surgery. Hefner was put on the disabled list last week. He said he’s been dealing with a sore elbow all season.
The Mets host the NL East-leading Braves and the AL Central-leading Tigers this week. The Mets are 6 and 7 so far this season against Atlanta, going 3 and 4 in the games played at Citi Field.
Hefner says he has been dealing with a sore elbow all season but it had worsened recently.
Without injured captain David Wright, the Mets lost to the Royals in twelve innings.
David Wright is going on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring injury. Mike Baxter was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Tim Hudson took a shutout into the eighth inning before getting spiked at first base and carted off the field during the Atlanta Braves’ 8-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.
Harvey did something that the two previous Mets All-Star Game starting pitchers, Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden, were not able to do; win their first outing after starting a mid-summer classic.
Chase Utley, Domonic Brown and the Philadelphia Phillies came flying out of the All-Star break, scoring 11 runs in the first three innings Friday night on the way to a 13-8 rout of the New York Mets.
This is not about standings. It’s about sex appeal. With Saturday’s official selection of David Wright and Matt Harvey to the All-Star team, Mets fans can now settle for the title of sexiest team in the majors.
Josh Satin had two doubles and a single for the Mets, scoring one run and driving in the other to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.