New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey may be out for entire 2014 season will due to a Tommy John surgery on his right elbow to be conducted later this month.
Harvey has a partially torn right ulnar collateral ligament.
He had planned to undergo rehab and a throwing program over a six- to eight-week period in order to be able to pitch next season.
But Mets officials see that strategy as an uphill battle.
Harvey reached the surgery decision without going to the Mets’ complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for the throwing program. He recently had been getting physical therapy at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
He went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA in 26 starts this past season, striking out 191 hitters in 178 1/3 innings while allowing 135 hits in his first full season with the team. His WHIP was 0.931.
Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure.