Matt Harvey RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matt Harvey to make his regular season debut on April 9

    New York Post "The Matt Harvey Plan is in place. If all goes well the rest of spring training, the Mets want the Comeback Kid to pitch in Washington against the Nationals — but not the season opener. Game 3 is likely and then he will make his Citi Field comeback in the Mets’ second home game of the season, a..." March 03

  • Matt Harvey gets back to work for Mets, throws 43 pitches during first spring session on the mound

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey sprinted to the mound. The Mets ace groomed the dirt around the rubber with his foot and waited for Travis d’Arnaud to give him the signal. About a dozen cameras were pointed at him, twice as many reporters and team personnel stood around the field, and behind the fences about 100 fans..." March 01

  • Source: Mets eye March 6 for Harvey Day

    ESPN New York "A Matt Harvey Day is coming soon! Mets officials tentatively have scheduled Harvey to face the Detroit Tigers in the first home Grapefruit League game on March 6, a source told The event would mark Harvey's first game action since Aug. 24, 2013. He underwent Tommy John surgery..." February 26

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Sandy Alderson says no 215 innings for Matt Harvey, but reins won't be so tight. 200 innings possible "including playoffs."

  • Matt Harvey: A-Rod’s return is ‘exciting, good for baseball’

    New York Post "Matt Harvey is busy forging his comeback from Tommy John surgery, but he is keeping an eye on the Alex Rodriguez saga with the Yankees. He offered words of support to Rodriguez, who apologized to Yankees brass on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. “Obviously Alex wants to play, that’s good for him,..." February 12

  • Harvey, Wheeler will force Mets to come clean or pay up

    New York Post "Max Scherzer’s $210 million signing with the Nationals hurt the Mets. But maybe not how you think. Yep, it might have made the powerful Nationals even more so in 2015, made a club that was going to be overwhelming NL East favorites even without Scherzer even less fallible. But besides making..." February 04

  • Matt Harvey on board with Mets' plan

    ESPN New York "Right-hander Matt Harvey insists he is "completely on board" with the front office's plan to limit his innings during the regular season so that he can pitch deep into October without reaching an innings cap if the New York Mets remain alive. Harvey is on track to return to the majors from the..." December 03

  • Alderson: Soft innings cap for Harvey in '15

    ESPN New York "If the New York Mets reach the postseason in 2015, returning ace Matt Harvey will not face a Stephen Strasburg-like shutdown. General manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Harvey's in-season innings will be managed in order to keep him available to pitch deep into October without reaching an..." November 19

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    #Mets fans got their wish: Matt Harvey just finished throwing off Citi Field's mound. (Unfortunately, game doesn't start for four hours).

  • Matt Harvey already guarantees Opening Day win

    New York Post "A year off the mound has done little to change Matt Harvey’s confidence. The Mets ace is itching to face major league hitters, even if he has accepted it won’t happen until next spring. “I’m looking ahead to April 6 and counting [the] Washington Nationals as a ‘W,’” he said Thursday morning..." September 12

  • Mets won't let Matt Harvey throw at 100% until the spring

    New York Daily News "The season of Matt Harvey’s discontent is almost over and it will end quietly. The injured righthander, whose return from Tommy John surgery has been played out in the tabloids this season, will end his year without having faced a batter and never being allowed to throw at full strength,..." September 05

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    Matt Ehalt @MattEhalt

    Matt Harvey throws a bullpen tomorrow that will be an up/down, meaning he throws, rests 8 minutes, throws, per Warthen. First time.

  • The Mets' Matt Harvey problem is a Mets problem

    SB Nation "There is no good kind of sports team owner, really. Some are demonstrably better than others, but when the most desirable options are Distant Globetrotting Billionaire With Open Checkbook and Stubborn Octogenarian Pillar Of The Community, Possibly Wearing A Hat, Also With Open Checkbook, we are..." August 19

  • Mets risk alienating Harvey if they slow his rehab too much

    New York Post "Slow down, young buck. Time really is on your side. In more ways than you know, Matt Harvey. Sandy Alderson made it crystal clear Tuesday night at Citi Field that the Mets’ young ace will spend the rest of the season on the sidelines and in the bullpen, there is just too much to risk..." August 13

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Sandy Alderson says because Jeremy Hefner had major Tommy John setback, Matt Harvey may not appear in a game anywhere until spring training.

  • Harvey: Mets pitchers not protecting Wright "David Wright has been getting his share of up-and-in pitches recently, including from Matt Cain in San Francisco and Milwaukee's Wily Peralta on Wednesday. And powerless Matt Harvey has seen enough. “It’s hard for me to watch David keep getting pushed back," Harvey told the Daily News. “I’m..." June 13

  • Matt Harvey to slow down rehab, not take mound yet, says sources

    New York Daily News "The Mets want Matt Harvey to slow down. The injured ace will not throw off a mound Tuesday as originally planned, two team sources told the Daily News Thursday night. After consultations between the Mets team doctor and renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who performed the Tommy John..." June 06

  • Next Monday eyed for Harvey mound work

    ESPN New York "The Mets continue to plan for Matt Harvey to throw off a mound next Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery. Harvey is currently throwing on flat ground at 150 feet in Port St. Lucie, Fla. " June 02

  • Mets' Matt Harvey hopes to pitch from mound in one month "Despite all the mini-controversies and hand-wringing, Mets ace Matt Harvey's recovery from October 2013 Tommy John surgery continues to go well. As Anthony DiComo tweets, Harvey was able to throw from 120 feet on flat ground on Friday, and that puts him in line to pitch from a mound on June 10...." May 09

  • Matt Harvey still hopes for 2014 return to mound for Mets but has evidence to give him caution

    Newark Star-Ledger "As he mends from Tommy John surgery last October, Matt Harvey cannot help but notice the rash of pitchers who have been bound to a second one this season. The information seeps in as he continues his rehab schedule, which now calls for 20 throws from 90 feet on flat ground. The reasons are..." April 24

  • If Mets don’t pay up in few years, Harvey could take Yanks’ bucks

    New York Post "The Mets wanted to keep Matt Harvey out of New York to rehab his surgically repaired elbow, and as time moves forward we are going to see how insignificant that is compared to the huge issue surrounding their ace: Can they keep him in New York? More specifically, in Queens? We certainly can..." March 28

  • Wright to Harvey: Your reputation is on the line during rehab

    New York Post "Matt Harvey cannot win or lose on the field for a while now. In the clubhouse, however, his credibility will receive a decision. Take your pick – mountain or molehill – when it comes to the magnitude of Harvey strong-arming the Mets about where he will work most to make his arm strong again...." March 27

  • Harvey still eyes August for return

    ESPN New York "Matt Harvey is careful not to outline a definitive timetable. But the ace still adamantly wants to return to the majors in August, while understanding that is the doctors and front office's ultimate call. Harvey noted Tuesday that pitchers generally first get on a mound seven to eight months..." March 19

  • Mets Matt Harvey explains why he wants to stay with teammates, meets with Alderson

    New York Daily News "Tuesday in Metsland began when I asked Matt Harvey if he wanted to go on the record with his strong and rational case for why he should rehab from Tommy John surgery while around his teammates. Per the Basic Agreement, Harvey has the right to do his work away from the spring training facility,..." March 18

  • Mets’ Matt Harvey Tosses a Ball for the First Time Since Surgery

    New York Times "Exactly four months after having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, Matt Harvey stood in the outfield grass at the Mets’ complex Saturday and tossed a baseball 20 times to the bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello about 60 feet away. Fans lined chain-link fences to try to catch a glimpse. Members..." February 23

  • Matt Harvey cleared to toss ball

    ESPN New York "New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has been cleared to begin tossing a baseball, the ace told He met with team doctor David Altchek at the Mets' spring-training complex Wednesday before the decision was made. Harvey, 24, is uncertain which day he will begin a throwing..." February 20

  • Gee hopes Harvey doesn’t rush return from surgery

    New York Post "Dillon Gee saw Matt Harvey on Tuesday and said he “looked great.” Gee also is aware Harvey is recovering well from elbow surgery, but while the Mets’ young ace hasn’t ruled out coming back at the end of this season, it’s not something Gee is counting on. “I hope Harvey comes back when he’s..." February 05

  • Harvey happy with how recovery is going "Just a few short weeks before Spring Training starts, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is all too aware that he'll be on a different schedule than his teammates when pitchers and catchers report. However, he continues to be enthused by his progress from Tommy John surgery. "It's great. I think I'm..." January 24

  • Mets ace Matt Harvey undergoes elbow surgery

    Newsday "Matt Harvey's fastball crackled at an average of 95.4 mph. No qualifying pitcher this season threw with more velocity one of the many ways in which the 24-year-old phenom was exceptional. Now only time will tell just how long it will be until the Mets see that version of Harvey once again. As..." October 23

  • Date unknown for Harvey surgery

    ESPN New York "The Mets are not yet aware when Matt Harvey will undergo Tommy John surgery that will force him to miss the 2014 season a team official said. GM Sandy Alderson announced Oct. 4 that Harvey would have the procedure to repair a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament later this month. Dr...." October 15

  • Harvey to undergo Tommy John surgery, will miss 2014

    SB Nation "Mets ace Matt Harvey was attempting rest and rehabilitation to repair a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow but the right-hander has changed course after weeks away from throwing according to SNY. The Mets and Harvey were hoping that a few weeks off and then an..." October 05

  • Matt Harvey to undergo Tommy John surgery, will miss 2014 "Apparently the rest and rehab approach didn't work. Mets right-hander Matt Harvey will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the partially torn ligament in his right elbow the team announced. More to come." October 04

  • Mets’ Harvey undergoing ‘intense’ rehab

    New York Post "Matt Harvey’s rehab is still in the infancy stages. According to manager Terry Collins the Mets ace has been undergoing “pretty intense rehabilitation” of the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow at the Hospital for Special Surgery but doesn’t have a timetable yet to begin..." September 30

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Matt Harvey has yet to resume throwing Terry Collins said.

  • Harvey to pitch in ... Arizona Fall League?

    ESPN New York "Matt Harvey may appear in the Arizona Fall League as a way to gauge whether he can avoid Tommy John surgery Sandy Alderson told reporters Monday. Harvey is trying rehab and a throwing program over the next six to eight weeks in the hope a surgical procedure which would cost him all of 2014 will..." September 23

  • Joba can relate to Harvey’s elbow dilemma

    New York Post "Having been in a similar situation two years ago Joba Chamberlain has been following the Matt Harvey elbow saga. Like Harvey Chamberlain really never felt pain in the elbow that was diagnosed as a torn medial ligament which is different than Harvey’s tear in the right ulna collateral..." September 19

  • Seinfeld jokes about Harvey’s doctor, calls Mets game

    New York Post "Jerry Seinfeld joined Gary Cohen Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez in the SNY broadcast booth on Tuesday night for a few innings. The comedian was amused by Matt Harvey’s decision to hold off on Tommy John surgery after visiting Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola Fla. “I want to know why these..." September 18

  • Harvey expected to try rehab before resorting to surgery "Mets star right-hander Matt Harvey is expected to try to avoid Tommy John elbow surgery after seeing noted sports doctor James Andrews on Monday. The diagnosis apparently was positive enough that Harvey is expected to try rehab for now then begin a throwing program in 1-2 months. Surgery..." September 18

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    New York Mets @Mets

    Matt Harvey saw Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola Fla. today for a second opinion on his right elbow.

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    Jeff Roberts @TheJRob

    Matt Harvey going to see Dr. Andrews on Monday. He remains 'optimistic.' #Mets

  • Matt Harvey a week or two away from making decision on Tommy John surgery

    Newark Star-Ledger "Matt Harvey is still deciding between Tommy John surgery and rehab for the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will seek a second opinion on the matter Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told WFAN this afternoon. The second opinion is likely to come from Dr. James Andrews..." September 04

  • Many reasons why Matt Harvey can still be a stud after elbow injury

    Sporting News "After his Detroit Tigers got 13 hits against Matt Harvey on Saturday afternoon manager Jim Leyland was asked if perhaps major league batters were starting to catch up to the New York Mets' 24-year-old ace right-hander. Leyland's eyes widened. Even though the Tigers baseball's best offensive..." August 27

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Source: Matt Harvey underwent an MRI this morning at HSS. More details forthcoming.

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    Matthew Cerrone @matthewcerrone

    WFAN's Mike Francesa says @MattHarvey33 will go on DL with a torn UCL in his elbow.

  • Mets' Matt Harvey has a torn UCL in right elbow

    New York Daily News "Mets ace Matt Harvey has a torn ligament in his right elbow. The 24-year-old All-Star had an MRI Monday which revealed the partially-torn UCL ulnar collateral ligament. A source told The News that pitcher was experiencing soreness in his “forearm area.” Harvey in his first full season in..." August 26

  • Harvey likely to be shut down after 200 innings "At the start of the year many players avoid making hard statistical goals for the season. Matt Harvey does not. One of Harvey's aims heading into his first full big league season was to pitch 200 innings which he might have done over two levels last year had the Mets not shut him down in..." August 13

  • Harvey’s monster effort wows manager, blanks Rockies 5-0

    New York Post "Matt Harvey has had better stuff and better velocity but he’d never had a complete game or a shutout. That is until last night when the Mets’ All-Star ace got both in a 5-0 domination of Colorado taking yet another step forward in what already is becoming a historic career. In a nine-inning..." August 08

  • Mets unveil six-man rotation, Manager says Matt Harvey has 10 starts left

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets’ new six-man rotation designed to ensure Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler finish the season is official and the order is as follows: Today: Dillon Gee Tomorrow: Carlos Torres Monday: Jeremy Hefner Tuesday: Zack Wheeler Wednesday: Jenrry Mejia Thursday: Matt Harvey Harvey who..." July 27

  • Mets' Harvey says he envies Jeter's prowess with beautiful women

    New York Post "Matt Harvey envies Derek Jeter – especially when it comes to the ladies. The Mets pitching phenom told Men’s Journal that he wants the kind of love life Jeter has had for years in New York City, complete with the gorgeous celebrities and uncanny privacy. "That guy is the model," Harvey said...." July 18

  • Matt Harvey will start All-Star Game

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey will be the National League's starting pitcher in Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Citi Field, according to a source. The Mets' ace is 7-2 with a 2.35 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 19 starts this season. National League manager Bruce Bochy will formally announce Harvey as his starter..." July 15