Matt Harvey cleared to throw off a mound

Posted: July 30, 2014 in News
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By Steven Inman

Matt Harvey has been cleared to return to the mound for the first time since since undergoing Tommy John surgery on Oct. 22, 2013. Harvey had wanted to be on a mound in June, but did not have organization permission. The Mets did that on purpose in an effort to slow down his rehab.

Harvey is highly unlikely to pitch in the big leagues this season but it’s possible Harvey will pitch briefly in the fall instructional league, which spans late September and early October in Florida.

Harvey is expected to be on an innings limit when he returns to the Mets rotation next season.

  1. Mike Young says:

    Steve – Thanks for the up date on Matt Harvey. For the reasons you explain, especially the probable innings limitations for Matt in 2015, the Mets should not trade away any of their young arms for en expensive 30-ish player like Tulo or Cargo. The Mets will need starters who are either MLB or near MLB ready in case their rotation needs any of them to step in if someone goes on the DL. While Colon, Niese, Wheeler and de Grom look solid enough, Gee has again started looking like a question mark with his usual DL stints followed up with a re-adjustment to his previous form period of time. To contend in 2015, the Mets can not afford any rotation set backs. This team of late is starting to look better to me with each win. David Wright is an enigma and posters on other blog sites suspect that he is playing injured. Perhaps his left shoulder is not quite at 100%. Otherwise, Murphy, Granderson, Duda, TDA and Largares all seem to be hitting their championship level stride at the plate. The back end of the BP with Black, Familia and Mejia and Torres as a long man are all getting their respective jobs done. Thanks, Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Mike Wright is defintily battling something but lets face it he is having his worst big league season. Other guys have picked up the slack to a degree but this is still a below average offensive team even with Duda hitting the way he is. They need the captain back.

      The bullpen now has a 3.10 ERA for the season which is top 10 in the game. Imagine how good their final numbers would have been had they not given jose valverde and kyle farnsworth as long of a leash as they did. Thanks for the comment

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