New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, who manager Terry Collins said has been dealing with a "minor foot issue" for the past month, will start against the New York Yankees on Saturday despite being diagnosed with a left ankle sprain, ESPN reported Wednesday.
Harvey left the team's clubhouse Wednesday in Atlanta to meet with a doctor, according to the New York Daily News. Collins insisted Harvey is 'fine,' the report said.
Harvey last pitched on Sunday, when he battled "strep-throat like symptoms," went 6 2/3 innings and gave up four runs in the team's 7-6 win over the Miami Marlins.
Harvey is 3-0 in three starts this season with a 3.50 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 18 innings. After being named an All-Star and finishing fourth in Cy Young voting in 2013, Harvey underwent Tommy John Surgery and missed the entire 2014 season.
Harvey has made one start against the Yankees in his career. He allowed one run and struck out 10 over eight innings in a 2-1 win on May 28, 2013.
- Dan Gartland