Mets ace Matt Harvey wants to pitch this season, less than a year after having Tommy John surgery.
Harvey threw a 27-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and says he is throwing with plenty of velocity without pain.
Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery last October after being originally diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
"I threw a bullpen today and I didn't miss a spot," Harvey said on ESPN New York 98.7. "I felt like I was easily throwing into the low to mid 90s with pretty much no effort.
Mets management have said Harvey to slow down on his rehab so he is ready to pitch next season. From ESPN New York:
"One of the reasons we have tried to back Matt off is how he is mentally. This guy is a bulldog," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "I'm going to put my head through the wall."
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