Wright was headed to the Mets’ complex in Florida on Thursday, a day before the team begins a nine-game road trip. He said he feels fine swinging and fielding, but he’s not running full speed and isn’t ready for rehab games.
Terry Collins says Harvey was encouraged after talking to other pitchers who had similar symptoms or injuries and didn’t require surgery, including “Doc” Halladay.
We all know how this ends. We’re talking about the Mets, a franchise so rife with self-inflicted wounds that even the kindest of baseball gods won’t deign to cut it an occasional break.
“Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for April 1,” Harvey posted on Twitter.
The Mets traded right fielder Marlon Byrd, catcher John Buck and cash to the Pirates for minor league middle infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.
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.
How could this happen? Matt Harvey was a pitcher, a max-effort guy, but with a clean delivery that certainly didn’t look like he was putting undue stress on his arm.
You don’t have to be a Mets fan to feel the loss. No one wins here. Even the most ardent Yankees groupie can find no humor in this. The city loses, the sport loses — and, as always, the Mets lose.
The extraordinary stresses that pitchers place on the medial (inner) elbow — and the excessive loading of the region — can create inflammatory or degenerative conditions in a number of structures in the area.
WFAN host Mike Francesa broke the news first on Monday that Mets ace Matt Harvey will likely land on the disabled list, and could potentially miss the rest of the season.
The Mets complete the homestand with a four-game series against the Phillies before heading to Washington this weekend. The Mets have gone 5 and 7 against both of these division rivals so far in 2013.
Scherzer joined Rube Marquard in 1912 and Roger Clemens in 2001 as the only pitchers to win 19 of their first 20 decisions in a season.
It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.
The Mets have agreed to a deal with starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, sources have told WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
There will be fresh optimism when the Mets take the field on Opening Day in 2014, thanks to the Amazin’s dynamic duo of Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler. Citi Field will no longer be the setting of gloomy Septembers and quiet Octobers.