NEW YORK (WFAN) — The countdown is on.
In less than three months, New York Mets ace Matt Harvey will unleash the cannon at 100 percent for the first time since August 2013.
“Spring training can’t come quick enough for me,” Harvey said Tuesday on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show.
Harvey, who underwent Tommy John surgery last October, thinks it’s too early to tell what sort of velocity he’ll have in his repaired right arm. He was clocked at 95 mph during a workout in September.
The 25-year-old said his elbow “feels normal” and he plans to resume throwing off a mound “sometime in December.”
“My whole goal is to be able to face hitters in February as soon as I get down to Florida,” Harvey said. “From what I’ve just heard, I think February 19 is report day for pitchers and catchers for us. I haven’t faced any hitters. I haven’t done any batting practice. So I think for me, getting down there, beginning of February, and being ready to go right away to get some hitters in there would be obviously my goal.”