Daisuke Matsuzaka realizes his poor results in three starts with the Mets could jeopardize his spot in the rotation. Even so, it appears the right-hander will be given at least one more chance.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Collins says Duda will primarily be a backup to first baseman Ike Davis and can serve as the designated hitter.
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.
“It’s tough,” Niese said. “Obviously (if) we were playing next year we wouldn’t be in that situation. That’s the beauty of replay and how necessary it is. It is what it is. (Layne) made the call, and we just got to get over it and come back after the off-day.”
The Mets lost to the Braves in extra innings in controversial fashion. Manager Terry Collins was ejected for arguing.
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.
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.
Catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who was the Mets’ No. 1 position-player prospect before making his major-league debut this past Saturday, will stay in the majors and become the club’s starting backstop.
The New York Mets have promoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud from Triple-A and put him into the starting lineup for his major league debut.