Report: Matt Harvey willing to explore extension with Mets

Monday February 15th, 2016

Righthanded starter Matt Harvey told reporters that he is willing to listen to contract extension offers from the New York Mets.

“I think whatever comes up is going to come up,” Harvey said in St. Lucie, Fla., where the Mets are getting set to open spring training. “I think I’ve never shied away from it, I’ve never said I wouldn’t consider it.”

Harvey, 26, will be a free agent after the 2018 season and is represented by Scott Boras. He is coming off a year where he went 13–8 with a 2.71 ERA in his first year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He finished the season with 216 innings thrown, the first time he has surpassed 200 innings in a season.

“[My arm] feels great. We did everything we possibly could to manage going into this season,” Harvey said. “I felt great going into last year, but this year it is nice knowing I had a full season, and going into a fresh year, it feels great.’’

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