Matt Harvey to start Opening Day after procedure to remove blood clots
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has been cleared for baseball activity after undergoing a procedure to remove blood clots in his bladder, reports Marc Carig of Newsday.
The Mets had named Harvey their Opening Day starter earlier this month, but on Monday his status was put in question after general manager Sandy Alderson announced Harvey was suffering from a non-baseball related medical condition.
On Tuesday, Harvey told reporters that he had developed a bladder infection, which caused the blood clots. His condition is not considered serious, and he should be fine to make his start on Opening Day.
The Mets face the Kansas City Royals on April 3 to start their season.
- Erin Flynn