Report: Mets to shut down Matt Harvey after bullpen sessions

Friday September 5th, 2014

The New York Mets plan on shutting down pitcher Matt Harvey for the rest of year after he throws about three more bullpen sessions, reports the New York Daily News.

Harvey was 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and before being shut down last August after partially tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. He had Tommy John surgery last October.

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The Mets have said he won’t appear in any regular seasons game after Harvey said he wanted to try to pitch after throwing a bullpen session last month, where his fastball was clocked in the low-to-mid 90's.

Harvey will continue rehab program during spring training next year in hopes of return to the rotation in time for the start of next season. 

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