New York Mets News

Matt Harvey Throws For First Time Since Tommy John Surgery

By Michael Lecolant

Matt Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery on October 22nd.  Today is the four month anniversary of his procedure.  Having recently gained official clearance to resume tossing a baseball again, he marked the occasion this afternoon by tossing 20 times from 60 feet.

Following his first workout of Spring Training, Matt Harvey said he “feel brand new.”   Harvey remains hopeful of pitching in 2014, but it remains to be seen if he’ll be able to.

The Mets plan to have him toss again on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

August 27, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets injured pitcher Matt Harvey stands in the dugout during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports


Beyond spring training, Matt Harvey has expressed a desire to continue his rehab in New York, and not in Florida.

I feel he has exercised a great measure of input regarding his future thus far.  More power to him, but I find that a curious situation.

While he ultimately opted to have surgery, he delayed the process somewhat by exploring his options first.  I have no problem with that.  He still made a reasonably timely decision, it was his arm, and was his right to do so.

However, without trying to spark a heated debate, I think he might want to consider falling more in line with the team’s wishes this summer.

Let the debate begin nonetheless.

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