Saturday, July 12, 2014
Teagarden in Rehab:
Taylor Teagarden began a rehab assignment Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Teagarden is serving as the designated hitter for the Gulf Coast League Mets. He has been on the disabled list since June 22 with a strained left hamstring.
That signals the Mets may need to make a decision out of the All-Star break about which catcher to keep at the major league level. Anthony Recker has an option remaining. Teagarden is out of options, so he would need to clear waivers and, even then, also would need to accept an assignment to Triple-A.
Teagarden, 30, hit .143 (4-for-28) with one homer, five RBIs and two walks in nine major league games this season before landing on the DL.
Hefner Pitches a inning:
Jeremy Hefner tossed a 1-2-3 inning for the Gulf Coast League Mets on Saturday morning in Port St. Lucie, Fla. It marked his first time pitching in a game since undergoing Tommy John surgery on Aug. 28, 2013.
Hefner aims to pitch in the majors this season.
First-round pick Michael Conforto officially was introduced at Citi Field on Friday. He is due to begin his pro career with the Brooklyn Cyclones, although he will be eased into games and actually will travel to Los Angeles next week because he is one of three finalists for the Golden Spikes Award.
Boras says slow down Harvey:
Agent Scott Boras appears to favor a more conservative rehab plan for Matt Harvey than even Sandy Alderson and the Mets. The agent said the optimal rehab time following Tommy John surgery before entering a game is 14 to 16 months.
Scott Rice Spur:
Left-hander Scott Rice, who has been sidelined since June 23 at Triple-A Las Vegas, has been diagnosed with a bone spur in his pitching elbow, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.
Rice likely will wait several days and then determine if he can tolerate pitching through the spur. If he cannot, he could proceed with surgery to remove it.
That is not a significant procedure, but it could knock out Rice for much of the remainder of this season.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Mets Rumors: Cubs Starlin Castro might be a fit for Mets, but might cost Wheeler or Syndergaard in return
According to a report by John Harper of the Daily News, the Mets are an ideal candidate for a SS Starlin Castro Trade with the Cubs.
The Problem is who would the Mets give up to get him? The Cubs are looking to upgrade their farm system with pitching. The Mets have plenty of minor league pitchers, but it is up to the Mets to depart with some in order to get a deal done.
Harper suggest that Zack Wheeler and Jacob deGrom could get the deal in action, problem is the Mets are with injuries to Jon Niese and others like Matt Harvey.
If the Mets can get Harvey back to 100% and have Noah Syndergaard ready for 2015 the Mets will have some depth to deal with. Guys like Rafael Montero or Jacob deGrom could become available...
So would an offer of Wheeler convince Epstein to deal now? One baseball executive friendly with Epstein said it would take more.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Matt Harvey continues to long toss on flat ground, including Thursday at Marlins Park while visiting teammates.
One team insider told ESPN, Harvey is "waiting for the powers that be to give a date" for him to begin throwing off a mound.
Harvey had expected to begin the mound activity last Monday as a step toward making five to seven major league starts this season, but the front office put it on hold.
Sandy Alderson recently indicated that Harvey, as a precaution, would not pitch in a major league game any sooner than Sept. 22 -- 11 months after the Tommy John surgery. And, the GM added, the fall instructional league would be preferable. That pretty much prevents Harvey from appearing in the majors this season. The regular season ends Sept. 28.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Mets News and Notes: Lutz to Japan, Rice demoted - Germen activated, Harvey will not pitch in Majors in 2014, Terry's Job Safe for Now
Zach Lutz is headed to Japan to play for the Rakuten Eagles, according to ESPNNewYork.com.
The 28-year-old third baseman was hitting .291 with seven homers and 37 RBIs in 227 at-bats with Triple-A Las Vegas this season.
He appeared in 22 games for the Mets in 2012 and '13, producing a combined .226 average and two RBIs in 31 at-bats.
Rice demoted, Germen activated
Scott Rice, who had a banner rookie season last year after spending 14 seasons in the minors, is headed back to Triple-A.
Rice was demoted to Las Vegas after Tuesday's 6-2 win against the Milwaukee Brewers, leaving Josh Edgin and Dana Eveland as the left-handers in the bullpen.
Gonzalez Germen will be activated from the disabled list, where he had been since May 6 with a virus and abscess.
Rice was 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA in 32 relief appearances totaling 13 2/3 innings. That was perhaps a residual effect of last season's 73 appearances through Sept. 3, after which he required dual sports-hernia surgeries.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Friday, June 06, 2014
Matt Harvey, who planned to step on a mound Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on Oct. 22, reportedly will have to wait longer.
The Mets plan to stall Harvey's first mound action in order to guard against the rehab from the elbow procedure by doing too much too soon, the Daily News reports.
“He’s fine,” a team source said. “It’s nothing physical, it’s just a plan to be more cautious.”
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
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.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Sunday, May 04, 2014
According to ESPN NY, Mets Ace Matt Harvey is set to advance to throwing on flat ground at 120 feet as he continues his rehab from the Oct. 22 procedure. He will meet the Mets in Miami during the upcoming series and accompany the team back to New York.
Harvey has been working this week at the Mets' Port St. Lucie, Fla., complex.
While Harvey is not imminently due to step on a mound, he is advancing toward that goal, which should occur in June.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Matt Harvey took another step in his rehab from Tommy John surgery Friday. The injured ace moved back to tossing at 90 feet.
The next step would be a move back to 120 feet, Harvey said. He is expecting to be throwing off a mound at some point in June.
“I can't wait to get back up there,” Harvey said Sunday. Harvey has never let go of the goal of pitching at some point this season. The Mets have said that is not the goal, his long-term health is.
Friday, April 04, 2014
Mets News and Notes: Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales
Mets News and Notes: Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales
Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is “50-50” whether he will require Tommy John surgery.
The injured closer added that he may make a decision about whether to have surgery in two weeks -- not wait the full six weeks that includes a throwing program Sandy Alderson laid out Wednesday.
That’s because Tommy John surgery has a 10- to 14-month recovery time, and Parnell wants to ensure he does not affect his availability for 2015 if he needs to proceed with the ligament-replacement surgery. Read ESPN (Rubin).
After missing the first two games of the season while in Florida for the birth of his son, Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with a walk in his season debut Thursday. But Murphy also committed a pair of errors at second base in the 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.
"I felt good at the plate. Not so much in the field," Murphy said afterward. "I was a little sluggish on defense. It was frustrating." Read More ESPN (Rubin).
The Washington Nationals ultimately won 8-2 at Citi Field. Yet Zack Wheeler faulted himself, not a bullpen that surrendered five runs or batters that were kept off the scoreboard the final eight innings.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Sandy Alderson made an official statement about Matt Harvey's rehab location...
The Mets and Matt Harvey had settled on a split-rehab program between New York and Port St. Lucie for the first two months of the season.
Harvey, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, will rehab with the Mets during their homestands at Citi Field, but will return to Florida when the team is on the road.
Starting June 1, when Harvey ramps up his throwing sessions, Alderson said the pitcher will remain at the spring training complex on more of a full-time basis, with "occasional trips" back to New York.
The location of his rehab had become an issue of late. The Mets usual protocol involves players spending the majority of their time in Port St. Lucie. But Harvey, who lives in Manhattan, was not on board with that, and had the collective-bargaining agreement to back him up.
According to MLB's Collective Bargaining Agreement, teams can only require a player to rehab at their spring training complex for a maximum of 20 days without their written consent. Harvey expressed his desire to be with the Mets in New York, and that prompted team officials to work out a compromise.
Mets Ace Matt Harvey will rehab in New York at Citi Field. According to multiple reports, Harvey met with Mets GM Sandy Alderson about the situatuion and they cleared the air on the topic.
The Mets still want Harvey to go down to Port St. Lucie when he is ready for game action and will do so when the time comes to face minor league hitters.
The Mets could not prevent Harvey from rehabbing in New York. The collective bargaining agreement specifies that the club can only require Harvey to rehab at the team's spring-training complex for a maximum of 20 days without his written consent.
Harvey wants to accompany the Mets on the road during the season as well, but that apparently will not be part of the agreement.
He is currently throwing on flat ground at 75 feet. Harvey could be on a mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery in June.
Harvey has made proclamations that he would return to the big stage in 2014. The Mets GM has been saying that Harvey will miss the entire 2014 season.
Let's see who's right, only time will tell.. LGM!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Saturday morning Mets Ace Matt Harvey made a tweet that read - "2014 Harvey Day will happen". But then again, It was apparently deleted.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson joked when he heard the news about the tweet and said, "I don't follow him on twitter".
But Alderson strongly implied there remains a low probability Harvey will appear on the mound in 2014. But, the GM added, that's an issue that ought to wait until the summer to be addressed with any clarity.
"I can't control what he tweets or says by other means," Alderson said. "But if that's how he feels, that's his perspective and we'll see where it goes.
"It's one of those 'never say never.' I mean, look are the probabilities with him? Everybody's different. It's -- what? -- not even the middle of March. Let's wait until the middle of July before we maybe address that question again."
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Mets Ace Matt Harvey proceeded to make 20 tosses on flat ground from that distance, the prescribed amount for his first session since undergoing Tommy John surgery on Oct. 22.
Harvey suggested he had excitement, not anxiety with his first toss.
“I didn’t know if I was going to sail it into the fans or whatnot, but it was right where I wanted it,” Harvey said Saturday afternoon. “That made everything a lot easier.”
Harvey expects to repeat the early throwing regimen alongside fellow Tommy John rehabber Jeremy Hefner three times a week for now, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
“It was awesome,” Harvey said about the first session. “I know it was 20 throws at 60 feet, but everything felt absolutely amazing. I’ve got a lot of work to do. It’s going to be a tough process [even] with how things felt today. But I’ve got to stick with it and move forward.”
Friday, February 21, 2014
Matt Harvey has been cleared to begin tossing a baseball. Of Course, this is a small step to rehab as he is still suppose to miss the entire 2014 season..
He met with team doctor David Altchek at the Mets' spring training complex Wednesday before the decision was made.
Harvey, 24, is uncertain which day he will begin a throwing program, but it will be in the next few days. He underwent Tommy John surgery Oct. 22 and had been hopeful of beginning to toss a baseball near the four-month anniversary.
Dr. James Andrews, the Tommy John specialist, performed the Harvey procedure.
"[Altchek] said everything was fine and basically that I can start throwing," Harvey said. "So I don't know exactly which date that is, but in the next couple of days. That was obviously good news for me.
"Since it is four months out, the process is going to be slow. I have to not push things. He just wanted to make sure I knew that and I was clear with that. Obviously we're not going to push things early. But, for me, being able to wear my glove and pick up a ball again is a good sign."
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Matt Harvey, who appeared on The Mike Francesa Show on WFAN, said he has no pain, so setbacks and he could start throwing as soon as February 22..
“They said I should be able to start throwing four months after the surgery, and that’s Feb. 22,” Harvey recently told the NY Post. “And I haven’t had any setbacks. I can’t wait. Even if it’s 10 feet, I just want to pick up a ball. As of right now, I don’t see why I wouldn’t be able to do that.”
Harvey at first fought the idea of surgery, but eventually relented, going under the knife in late October.
“It was tough. I never thought it would happen. As a pitcher, you don’t want it to happen. I wasn’t having the same symptoms that you hear other guys have, no sharp soothing pains. My forearm was a little tight,” Harvey told Francesa. “It was a tough process to come to grips with, but after waking up enough times worrying if today is the day or tomorrow is the day to have surgery, I had just had enough.”
Matt Harvey is still expected to miss the entire 2014 baseball season.
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Monday, February 03, 2014
According to multiple reports, Mets ace Matt Harvey is single....
The star pitcher is a free agent after breaking up with Russian supermodel girlfriend Anne V.
Harvey, 24, had been dating the 27-year-old — whose full name is Anne Vyalitsnya — for eight months.
The decision to call it quits was mutual. The split was amicable, and they remain good friends.
The pair was first spotted together back in May 2013 when they caught a New York Rangers game.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
According to the NY Daily News, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey declared himself ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery. He spoke openly for the first time since surgery and says he feels good.
“I am just doing range of motion stuff now, but today was the first day I could take the bandages off and I was at (Hospital for Special Surgery) working and everybody thinks I am ahead of schedule,” Harvey said as he walked to the “blue carpet,” outside at the Garden before the Rangers’ first home game of the season in the newly renovated arena. “We were able to straighten it today and I think they were surprised I could do that, already. “So the rehab is ahead of schedule,” said Harvey
Harvey was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. The 24-year old took his time exploring his options before committing to surgery, which generally takes a year to recover from. After talking to other pitchers who had suffered similar injuries, most notably Roy Halladay, he began a program to strengthen the muscles around the tendon to try and throw with the partial tear.
He never got to the throwing portion of the program before he decided on having the surgery. Harvey admitted Monday night it was a “tough,” situation for him.
“Before I decided to go with surgery, I wanted to make sure I was mentally prepared, just fully committed in my decision,” Harvey said.