Update 4:15 PM
According to Marc Carig, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery this morning for an undisclosed reason and WFAN’s Mike Francesa is reporting that Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL.
Sandy Alderson held a press conference and said that Matt Harvey will likely be shutdown for the rest of the season and that Tommy John Surgery has not been ruled out.
They will wait 7-10 days for the swelling to go down so they can get a better MRI image and then the decision of whether or not to have surgery will be made by Harvey.
Alderson said that “Harvey has been treated for forearm soreness for sometime”. He doesn’t know when Matt first experienced the soreness in his forearm, but he was being treated and there was no elbow pain.
“My understanding is that after he came out of his start against the Tigers, the pain in the forearm was more severe than it had been.”
“I wouldn’t expect Harvey to pitch the rest of the season.”