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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Harvey Back on Mound?, EY ready to start running, Wright/Murphy day off soon, Germen Rehab Starts

Mets News and Notes:

Harvey back on mound?
The Mets continue to plan for Matt Harvey to throw off a mound next Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Harvey is currently throwing on flat ground at 150 feet in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

He underwent the elbow procedure on Oct. 22.

Harvey has suggested he wants to make five to seven major league starts this season, although Sandy Alderson has been more cautious in his pronouncements.

EY ready to start running
Eric Young Jr., out with a right hamstring strain, is expected to run outdoors Tuesday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for the first time since landing on the disabled list on May 25.

E.Y. Jr. might have attempted that activity Monday, but sloppy weather at the Mets' complex kept him indoors, running on a submerged treadmill that limits the impact.

Young is not eligible to return from the disabled list until the Mets return home next Tuesday to face the Milwaukee Brewers.

Wright/Murphy day off soon
Terry Collins said David Wright and Daniel Murphy are due for a game off apiece during the remainder of the road trip, which takes the Mets to Chicago and San Francisco.

Murphy's logical day may be Thursday against Chicago Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. Lefties are hitting .161 against him, with righties hitting .294.

As for Wright, if it is to occur at Wrigley Field, Tuesday just might be the day. He is hitless in three at-bats against Tuesday starter Jake Arrieta, whereas Wright is 6-for-15 with a homer and three walks against Wednesday starter Edwin Jackson.

Wright has started every Mets game this season. Monday will be Murphy's 55th straight start since an opening-week paternity leave.

Germen starts rehab
Gonzalez Germen tossed a scoreless, 21-pitch inning with a walk and two strikeouts as his rehab assignment resumed with Class A St. Lucie on Monday night.

Germen has been on the disabled list since May 6, officially with a virus. His original rehab assignment was aborted because of an infection.
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