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Mets' P Matt Harvey has successful Tommy John surgery

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has successful Tommy John Surgery on Tuesday. Matt Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery in Florida on Tuesday. (Richard Schultz/Getty Images)

Pitcher Matt Harvey has undergone successful Tommy John surgery, the Mets announced on Tuesday.

Harvey was a bright spot for the Mets this season, in which he was the starting pitcher for the NL All-Star team and had 2.27 ERA with 191 Ks before being shut down for the season with a partial muscle tear in his right elbow in late August. Harvey initially hoped to rehab the injury without surgery, but later decided to go under the knife.

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The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews, who was also schedule to operate on Houston Texans' LB Brian Cushing on Tuesday for a torn LCL.

Harvey is expected to return to the mound in the 2015 season.

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