In a devastating blow to fans across the tri-state area, breaking news out of Queens has it that Mets ace Matt Harvey is headed to the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. While the full extent of the injury is still unknown, an MRI on Monday morning initially revealed the tear and Mets holding their breath before determining whether Tommy John surgery imminent.
Harvey, the NL starting pitcher for All-Star Game at Citi Field in July and one of the only bright spots for the Mets this season, has pitched himself to a 2.27 ERA 0.931 WHIP and 6.16 K/BB ratio in his first full season at the major-league level.
”It’s not good news, obviously … Over the next 2 or 3 weeks … the ultimate treatment will be determined,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. “This is not a career-ending injury under any stretch of the imagination. We’re fortunate we have a lot of pitching depth in our organization.”
While the Mets were planning on limiting Harvey to 200 innings this year anyway (he’s currently at 178 so far), it looks losing Harvey for just the rest of the 2013 would be the silver lining in the dark cloud hanging over Citi Field this afternoon.