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Sims: Decision On Elbow Looms Large For Mets’ Harvey

If Matt Harvey was an everyday guy pitching in a Central Park league and he opted to try conservative management after partially tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, we wouldn’t give it a second thought. But he’s not.

09/11/2013

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Mets GM: Matt Harvey Has Final Say On Tommy John Surgery

“I think he’s got most of the control,” Alderson told WFAN radio’s Mike Francesa on Tuesday. “I mean, it’s his body. He ultimately decides what’s in his best interest. All we can do is advise and recommend.”

09/04/2013

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Matt Harvey Consults With Roy Halladay About Elbow Tear

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.

08/29/2013

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Palladino: Baseball Gods Owe The Depressed Mets A Break

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.

08/28/2013

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Mets Ace Matt Harvey: ‘I Will Be Back Next Year For April 1′

“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.

08/28/2013

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Report: Mets Expect Matt Harvey To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

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.

08/27/2013

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Sims: Breaking Down Harvey’s Partial Tear Of The Ulnar Collateral Ligament

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.

08/27/2013

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Mets Doctor Recommends Tommy John Surgery For Jeremy Hefner

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.

08/21/2013

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Sims: The Latest On Stephen Strasburg’s Forearm Scare

Even mild forearm soreness and stiffness may be significant for a pitcher. Hopefully Strasburg’s is as mild as he claims and will be as transient as he anticipates.

05/01/2013

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Coleman: Healthy Marcum Ready To Make Impact In Mets’ Rotation

Marcum officially signed with the Mets on Wednesday and is healthy and ready to go. Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi drafted Marcum when he was Toronto’s GM back in 2003, and Marcum saw the Mets as a good fit for himself some 10 years later.

01/31/2013

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Mets Reportedly Unimpressed With Brian Wilson, Won’t Offer Him Major League Deal

Relief pitcher Brian Wilson worked out for the Mets at UCLA on Saturday, and according to a report, general manager Sandy Alderson was far from impressed.

01/16/2013

Yankees prospect Manuel Banuelos (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Yankees Top Prospect Manny Banuelos To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos, rated the Yankees’ preseason No. 1 prospect according to Baseball America, will have Tommy John surgery on October 4, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed to The Trentonian on Tuesday.

10/02/2012

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Sims: Astounding Number Of Tommy John Surgeries In 2012

The number of Tommy John surgeries are rising around the MLB.

09/21/2012

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Ineffective Joba May Be Demoted When Sabathia Returns From Disabled List

Though the season still has a ways to go, it hasn’t been a storybook return for the Yankees reliever following Tommy John surgery and a right ankle dislocation. And now the Nebraska native might have to take a step backwards.

08/22/2012

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Injury Breakdown: Fixing The Flexor Tendon

Colby Lewis, Texas Rangers reliable right-handed starting pitcher, will undergo surgery this week to repair a flexor tendon at his right elbow.

07/24/2012

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