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Terry Collins (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images), Matt Harvey (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

‘Back Off’: Mets’ Collins Tells Harvey To Forget About ’14

Matt Harvey is a tremendous talent. He can also cause one heck of a headache. Mets manager Terry Collins set the right-hander straight on Thursday.

08/15/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

To Mets’ Chagrin, Matt Harvey Shows No Signs Of Slowing Rehab

You can’t stop Matt Harvey. You can only hope to contain him. And so far, the Mets have had a hard time reining in the ultra-competitive pitcher.

08/14/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey: ‘I Couldn’t Be Happier’ With 20-Pitch Bullpen Session

The Mets ace said it felt like “nothing had happened,” even though he’s just 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery.

08/06/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Schwartz: When It Comes To UCL Tears, It Starts At A Young Age

The increase in Tommy John surgeries has been dramatic in recent years. But as doctors and other health-care providers learn more and more about the UCL injuries and how to prevent them, those numbers should go down.

07/18/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees Skipper Says He’s Optimistic Tanaka Will Return This Season

New York’s 9-3 loss to the Indians was overshadowed by the news that rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow.

07/11/2014

Masahiro Tanaka pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on June 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Cashman: Tanaka Has Partially Torn Elbow Ligament, To Miss At Least 6 Weeks

The 25-year-old right-hander will attempt nonsurgical rehab on his injured ulnar collateral ligament. Cashman did not rule out season-ending, reconstructive “Tommy John” surgery.

07/10/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Reality Setting In For Mets’ Harvey; Collins Gets Vote Of Confidence

General manager Sandy Alderson said there is nothing wrong with Matt Harvey. In fact the 25-year-old’s recovery might have been going too well.

06/11/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Sims: Mets’ Harvey Learning That The Body Has Its Own Recovery Plan

Unless he’d like to face a revision surgery down the road — perhaps sooner than later — Matt Harvey would be wise to take direction from his medical team without a fight.

06/09/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Sims: Dr. James Andrews Weighs In On Tommy John Epidemic

Andrews details the risk factors that predispose adolescent pitchers to UCL wear and tear. The primary concern is simply doing too much too soon.

06/04/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Mets Softening Stance On Harvey Pitching In 2014? It Sure Seems Like It

Matt Harvey is many things — headstrong, determined, even stubborn. But he’s also apparently very convincing, so much so that he may actually talk the Mets into allowing him to pitch this season.

05/21/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey: ‘I Want To Make 5, 6, 7 Starts This Year’

The Mets ace wants to make a half-dozen starts before the end of the season, which many — check that, nearly everybody — wrote off when he had Tommy John surgery in October.

05/20/2014

The Yankees’ Ivan Nova walks through the dugout following the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 19, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Nova To Have Tommy John Surgery On Tuesday

Ivan Nova is no longer an option for the Yankees in 2014.

04/24/2014

Joe Girardi takes Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova off the mound during the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 19, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Ivan Nova ‘So Sad’ As Tommy John Surgery Seems Likely

Nova will be further examined Monday in New York by Yankees team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad. He had no discomfort in his elbow until his final pitch Saturday when he felt a pop.

04/21/2014

Bobby Parnell (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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

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