|2014 Regular Season|
Dr. James Andrews performed the operation that repaired a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in Harvey's right elbow. The 24-year-old Harvey learned of the injury in August. The National League's starter in the All-Star game at Citi Field initially said he could strengthen the muscles around the ligament and avoid surgery.
The 24-year-old, who started the All-Star game for the National League was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament on Aug. 26 but said he wanted to try to rehab the elbow and avoid surgery. The Mets said Friday that Dr. James Andrews will operate during October.
The 24-year-old right-hander was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament when he saw Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek on Aug. 26. Harvey hopes to avoid reconstructive surgery, which would sideline him for 2014. Harvey traveled to Pensacola, Fla., to see Andrews on Monday. The Mets say they expect to have additional information Tuesday.
Harvey tweets he will be back from an elbow tear by next April. The right-hander said he was dealing with forearm discomfort for some time this season and that it got worse after his start Saturday against the Detroit Tigers. The NL All-Star game starter has some swelling in the arm and a more complete prognosis will not be made for a week or two. For now, the Cy Young Award candidate will rest. Harvey says he will do everything he can to avoid Tommy John surgery.
Harvey (9-3, 2.09 ERA) gave up four hits in his 33rd career start. He pitched nine innings of one-hit ball on May 7 but New York lost in 10. In his previous outing, Harvey lost to a most surprising nemesis, the Miami Marlins. In four starts this season against the Marlins, he is 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA. Against the rest of the majors, he is 9-2 with a stingy 1.84 ERA.
Harvey is 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA in four starts versus Miami this year, compared to an 8-2 record and 1.97 ERA against all other teams.
Harvey yielded an unearned run in eight innings of work while limiting the Nationals to five hits and striking out seven. He hasn't surrendered an earned run in 17 innings over two starts since the All-Star Game.
The 24-year-old Harvey has embraced his fame in his first full major league season, dating a Russian supermodel, appearing in a sketch on ``Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'' that poked fun at his sudden popularity, and posing nude in a sports magazine. He also told another publication that Derek Jeter was the player he wants to "model" his dating life after. "I read the articles and obviously I was embarrassed by them," he said.
Manager Terry Collins made the announcement before the Mets' series finale Wednesday with the San Francisco Giants. He says a minor blister has recently bothered the rookie. Collins says Harvey will throw limited innings this season, but the number hasn't been determined.
Harvey has gone 1-1 with a 2.14 ERA with 26 strikeouts over 21 innings in his last three starts.
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