The New York Mets right handed pitcher Matt Harvey has a partial tear in the elbow of his pitching arm that has pushed the team to place him on the disabled list. He may end up needing to have Tommy John’s surgery, which would take Harvey out of the game for most, possibly all, of the 2014 season.
Harvey had an MRI on Monday morning after his start on Saturday against the Tigers. He was initially sent to the hospital after complaining of some discomfort in his elbow. The pitcher has also been experiencing some swelling before this weekend, but was not feeling any pain to go along with it. He has said that he was not expecting the diagnosis that he received, saying that he had just assumed he was off because of fatigue that comes with playing a sport with nearly 200 games in a season.
Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson has said that he doesn’t believe any on instance is to blame for the tear, and has admitted that this is not good news for the team. They will be waiting for the swelling to go down while Harvey is resting before he is given another MRI to decide of surgery will be necessary.