Boras: Matt Harvey ‘pitched until he didn't have a ligament’ in 2013

Saturday October 10th, 2015

Speaking before the Mets began the NLDS in Los Angeles on Friday, agent Scott Boras told reporters that pitcher Matt Harvey “pitched until he didn’t have a ligament” in 2013.

“Matt Harvey gave his arm” during that season, he said. “He’s the kind of guy, he wants his team to do well, he wants them to win. And you have seen what he has done.”

Harvey, who underwent Tommy John surgery in Oct. 2013, and Boras, his agent, have been at the center of attention due to comments made about his elbow.

Harvey told reporters on Sept. 5 that he had a limit of 180 innings in 2015, but later wrote in The Players’ Tribune that he would pitch in the postseason.

Boras said in August he believed Harvey should have a strict innings cap at 180, and later said the Mets would be putting Harvey in danger if they allowed him to go over the limit.

The agent would not comment on whether he and the Mets were on the same page about Harvey pitching in the playoffs, but said “everybody is trying to do the right thing.”

The Mets and Dodgers meet Friday night to begin the NLDS.

- Kenny Ducey

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