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The Mets plan to shut Matt Harvey down soon

Sep 4, 2014, 10:26 PM EDT

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Matt Harvey‘s season appears primed to end with a whimper, as Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets plan to shut him down after approximately three more bullpen sessions.

Harvey repeatedly said that he wanted to pitch in the majors this season in order to get some peace of mind going into 2015. The Mets downplayed that scenario at every turn and even slowed down his rehab in June. He didn’t get on a mound for the first time until last month, which essentially ruled out any game action this year. Now Ackert hears that he’ll go into the offseason “without having faced a batter and never being allowed to throw at full strength.”

Harvey had Tommy John surgery last October 22, so his stated timeline was always overly-ambitious, although understandable for a competitive and strong-willed athlete. The Mets handled their young ace with kid gloves this year, but he’s expected to be on a normal throwing program with the rest of the pitchers at the start of spring training next February.

  1. mazblast - Sep 5, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    They’re the Mets. Whichever way they go will be wrong.

  2. bbk1000 - Sep 5, 2014 at 5:43 AM

    As a Mets fan I hate almost everything they do……primarily because of their owners, who I still believe knew more about what Madoff was doing than they have admitted to knowing…..

    That said, Harvey doesn’t sound like the brightest of people, he probably already aired it out without them knowing…..

  3. mungman69 - Sep 5, 2014 at 5:51 AM

    Of course he aired it out, he’s a Met.

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