New York Mets right to cut ties with Matt Harvey

05 May, 2018, 13:20 | Author: Myra Gill
  • New York Mets right to cut ties with Matt Harvey

The designation will occur on Saturday, Alderson said. Consider that fitting since, now that Harvey's Mets career is over, we'll see if he gets to write a successful act away from the NY spotlight.

Harvey has been mostly bad since 2016, when he was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome.

Harvey posted an ERA of 7.00 over 27 innings pitched this season, with a record of 0-2 in four starts.

Callaway said that he and pitching coach Dave Eiland hoped the former All-Star could rejuvenate his career by making some tweaks in the minors, as it seemed "unrealistic" for Harvey to do the necessary work while pitching out of the bullpen.

New York Mets right to cut ties with Matt Harvey
New York Mets right to cut ties with Matt Harvey

He will be designated for assignment Saturday morning, taking him off the major league roster after a almost six seasons in a Mets uniform. They will now have seven days to trade him or release him outright. They called him up in July 2012, and less than a year later, he started the All-Star Game in NY. Even if Harvey and Mets management had distinctly different visions for his future, they were in agreement on one thing: The time had come to say goodbye. This is not someone who hasn't pitched well recently. Jordan Montgomery's elbow strain has shown their lack of depth in the rotation, but Harvey would nearly certainly have to go to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before he would even be a consideration to help in the rotation. The 29-year-old right-hander was moved from the rotation to the bullpen last month. "At this point, pragmatism and realism far outweighed all other considerations", Alderson said. He is contractually allowed to refuse a minor league assignment, but he was not exactly in a position to do so. "Our job is to help every player in there, and it's not a good feeling when you can't". Matt Harvey has not been good for a very long time.

"Usually I get upset if a report is unexpected", Alderson said this week. He went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA and 188 strikeouts in 189.1 innings, earning Comeback Player of the Year as one of the key members of a Mets team that reached the World Series.

Last season, Harvey was suspended for three games after he did not show up for a game at Citi Field.


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