Good Night, Dark Knight: Harvey To Have Season-Ending Surgery
The New York Mets already had a hole in their rotation when Matt Harvey was placed on the DL this week. Now, they will be without their right-hander for the rest of the season, as agent Scott Boras told ESPN Harvey will undergo season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.
Scott Boras tells ESPN that Matt Harvey will undergo surgery in St. Louis with Dr. Thompson to address thoracic... https://t.co/FxSGk5YeKh
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 8, 2016
Harvey finishes his 2016 season 4-10 through 92 2/3 innings with 4.86 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. Paltry numbers compared to the once immense expectations on the Mets' acclaimed "Dark Knight." Harvey was tagged for 11 hits and six runs in his last start July 4.
Matt Harvey in 2015 threw the most innings in a season (216) of any pitcher in history returning from Tommy John surgery (incl. postseason)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 8, 2016
Logan Verrett (3-5, 4.01) will take Harvey's spot in the Mets' rotation Saturday and will likely keep that spot after the All-Star break, barring a Mets trade before the deadline. Verrett has made five starts this season but none as effective as the first two, which featured six quality innings and no runs in each.
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