Harvey (shoulder) had surgery in St. Louis on Monday to repair his thoracic outlet syndrome, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Harvey's season is officially over and will end in disappointing fashion as the 27-year-old could never get it going for the Mets. He will finish with a 4-10 record and 4.86 ERA over 17 starts and shift his focus to rehabbing his shoulder and preparing for the 2017 season.
Harvey will undergo season-ending surgery to address his thoracic outlet syndrome, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports. Harvey and the Mets were mulling over their options in regards to Harvey's health, and the parties ultimately decided to send him under the knife. The procedure will end his 2016 season, but his agent -- Scott Boras -- blamed Harvey's struggles this season on the ailment, so there is hope surgery will help him get back on his game in 2017.
Harvey (shoulder) was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome on Thursday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports. Harvey was evaluated by doctors and was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, an injury resulting from excessive pressure put on a neuromuscular bundle around an area of the shoulder called the thoracic inlet. He likely has two options now; a nerve-block injection, or season-ending surgery. It's bad news for Harvey as both options spell significant time on the disabled list. Check back later for details concerning what route Harvey and the Mets are leaning towards.
Harvey served up six runs (five earned) on 11 hits over 3.2 innings but escaped with a no-decision Monday against the Marlins. Harvey remains winless in his past six starts, although three of those have been quality starts. This marks the first time Harvey has allowed at least five runs since May 24 against Washington. He had a 2.27 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 3.5 K/BB in that six-game stretch, but he has now allowed five runs in five starts this season, hardly becoming of a staff ace, and his ERA is back up to 4.86.
Harvey (4-10) pitched just 3.2 innings before seeing his night cut short by a rain delay Tuesday against the Nationals, but still picked up the loss after allowing one run on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts over that time. While Harvey wasn't very efficient in his time out there, he could've easily avoided the loss had the Mets managed to generate any offense at all against the five Nationals pitchers they faced. It's tough to put too much stock in a 62-pitch outing like this one, but the Dark Knight's 1-6 record in his last nine starts doesn't inspire much confidence. At least he should be well rested when he takes on the Marlins on Monday.