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Mets Closer Bobby Parnell To Have Season-Ending Tommy John Surgery

Parnell has elected to have reconstructive elbow surgery and is done for the season. With Parnell out, veteran Jose Valverde has taken over closing for the Mets.

04/07/2014

Kris Medlen (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Sims: Why Are So Many Pitchers Having To Undergo Tommy John Surgery?

Many have taken note of the epidemic of Tommy John surgeries in baseball of late, and the reason for it is both straightforward and enigmatic.

03/19/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets Limiting Harvey’s Interviews After Cryptic Comeback Tweet

The right-hander raised eyebrows on Twitter over the weekend when he wrote “2014 Harvey day will happen,” an apparent response to some tweets about prospect Noah Syndergaard.

03/10/2014

Patrons of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum view the plaques of inducted members in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Frank Jobe, Tommy John Surgery Pioneer, Should Have Place In Hall

The recent activities of Matt Harvey and Manny Banuelos would have seemed inconceivable back in 1974, the year a brilliant surgeon named Dr. Frank Jobe started piecing torn-apart pitching elbows back together.

03/10/2014

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Frank Jobe, Tommy John Surgery Pioneer, Dies At 88

The surgery has become common practice for pitchers and players at every level of baseball, including Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, Washington star Stephen Strasburg and Milwaukee’s Tim Hudson.

03/07/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Ace Matt Harvey Starts To Accept 2014 Season Is Lost

Unlike teammate Eric Young Jr., who arrived happily at camp and enthusiastically shook hands, fist-bumped or hugged almost every player, Harvey was quiet and reserved.

02/17/2014

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Matt Harvey Hoping For September Return From Tommy John Surgery

Harvey would like get healthy for the New York Mets “right now,” though he’d settle for September. That’ll be a tough sell.

01/24/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey: I’m ‘Ahead Of Schedule’ In Tommy John Rehab

But that doesn’t mean he’ll be taking the mound at any point in 2014. The Mets “are not prepared to let Harvey pitch next season,” the Daily News reported.

10/29/2013

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Mets Ace Matt Harvey Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery

Dr. James Andrews performed the operation that repaired a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in Harvey’s right elbow on Tuesday. Recovery from Tommy John surgery typically takes about a year.

10/23/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

‘Logic Prevailed’ In Debate Over Matt Harvey’s Elbow, Agent Says

Scott Boras says Mets ace Matt Harvey will undergo Tommy John surgery in about a week.

10/16/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Billy Wagner Says Elbow Blowout Might Benefit Harvey, Mets

Former New York Mets closer Billy Wagner thinks Matt Harvey should forget about rehab and just bite the bullet on reconstructive elbow surgery.

09/19/2013

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Matt Harvey ‘Still Very Optimistic’ After Putting Off Surgery

Harvey will try to rehab his injured right elbow without reconstructive surgery, a move the young ace hopes is going to keep him on the mound for the Mets next season.

09/18/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Heyman: Mets’ Harvey Appears To Be Against Elbow Surgery — For Now

According to CBSSports.com/WFAN Insider Jon Heyman, Harvey visited with renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday and apparently came away from the meeting confident he can rehab his injured right elbow for the time being.

09/17/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey Visits Dr. Andrews For 2nd Opinion On Elbow

Harvey traveled to Pensacola, Fla., to see Andrews on Monday. The Mets say they expect to have additional information Tuesday.

09/17/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets Fans Await Matt Harvey’s Decision On Tommy John Surgery

The big day has arrived. Harvey is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews today, though a call on rehab versus surgery likely won’t be made right away.

09/16/2013

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