Published: Wed, May 10, 2017
Medicine | By Rogelio Lindsey

What Matt Harvey Did Before Not Showing Up At The Ballpark Saturday


Wilk had been in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with the Mets' Triple-A team Saturday when he was told to get to NY.

RHP Jose Urena will make his first start of the season on Sunday afternoon when he takes the mound for the Marlins in the finale of a three-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field. The very next Sunday, Harvey is suspended and the Mets get one-hit by the Marlins, and Giancarlo Stanton gets to have batting practice against a journeyman Minor Leaguer, Adam Wilk, who had to be flown in from Albuquerque to take Harvey's place. Alderson said the right-hander had been sent home, but declined further comment. He had multiple at-bats in an extended spring training game Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and went 0-for-4 Sunday as the DH for Class A St. Lucie.

“We are going to keep it in house, the way its supposed to be, ” Collins said.

It's not as though the Mets have a insane amount of depth in their rotation right now with Noah Syndergaard on the disabled list, so they obviously felt perturbed by Harvey's actions.

It is not surprising Tommy Milone was claimed by the Mets from Milwaukee on Sunday. Rob Zastryzny was optioned to Chicago's top farm club. Cabrera will not need surgery and the team hadn't yet decided whether to put him on the disabled list, Collins said. Harvey logged a 4.86 ERA over 92 2/3 innings in 2016, and then underwent season-ending thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in July. Given what has happened, the Mets might be more than willing to trade him off. Harvey apologized and was fined but offered no explanation. Sources told Jon Heyman the men who visited the 28-year-old didn't seem concerned about him and were just interested in what why he missed the game.

Individuals close to him said he played golf early Saturday and got a headache when he returned home around 1pm.

Syndergaard issued an apology Saturday to Mets public relations director Jay Horwitz and members of the media for an outburst on April 27.

Although the team was involved in an embarrassing incident on Friday night in which a sex toy in the locker of catcher Kevin Plawecki was shown in the background of a photo tweeted by the team, Newsday's Marc Carig and others reported that the suspension was unrelated.

Plawecki described it as a prank by someone else. He traveled a ton just to make it there in time for the game, arriving at about 8:45 am he said on the postgame. The Mets looked flat all game, as the Marlins shut them out 7-0. The shortstop boasts a slash line of.254/.316/.369, consisting of two home runs, eight doubles, nine runs batted in and 16 runs to his name in his first 30 games with Triple-A Las Vegas.

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