Matt Harvey wants everyone to know he’s healthy and ready to compete again for the Mets.
This is courtesy of the man himself who spoke with the media on Wednesday. Mets RHP Matt Harvey, who underwent season-ending surgery back in July for thoracic outlet syndrome, said he was feeling good.
Harvey was asked by reporters what his workout routine has been so far this offseason, and he shared that about a month ago he restarted his throwing program. This is, of course, after he was done with all necessary physical therapy following his surgery. He has been throwing from flat ground and long tossing from 120 feet up until this point.
Harvey added that he’s going to be continuing his regular offseason throwing program next month. So far, it all sounds like it’s good news for the Dark Knight.
“I’m right where I want to be,” added Harvey. “Everything is feeling great.”
Matt’s lack of feeling in his fingers on his throwing hand – likely caused by thoracic outlet syndrome – really affected his pitches last season. As we noted in our Mets Season in Review, Harvey’s command was noticeably off for a majority of the team’s campaign. It must be incredibly difficult to throw a slider and his other off speed pitches without being able to feel your fingers. With this issue thankfully being fixed, we’re hopeful that we’ll get the Harvey of old, the 2015 Matt, back in the rotation.
Harvey will be heading down to Port St. Lucie a little early this spring. According to Matt, he’ll be making the trip down the week after the Super Bowl, so around a week before other pitchers report.
Make sure you watch the full interview over at ESPN.