The Mets announced that starting pitcher Matt Harvey will have Tommy John surgery on the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and likely miss the 2014 season.
“After further consultation with doctors, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has elected to have surgery to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow,” the Mets announced in a statement.
“Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery later this month.”
According to Adam Rubin, Harvey reached the surgery decision without ever going to the Mets’ complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., to begin the planned throwing program. He recently had been getting physical therapy at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Mets officials, gathered for planning meetings this week at the team’s Florida complex, expected this result and had been plotting their offseason strategy to pursue starting pitching figuring Harvey would be unavailable.
This announcement will now allow the Mets to proceed with their offsea...