Mets ace Matt Harvey says he's suffered no setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and, writes MLB.com's Ian Browne, the 24-year-old right-hander hopes to return to game action by September. Since Harvey underwent the procedure on Oct. 22 of last year, that would constitute a rather ambitious time-table.
Needless to say, though, the Mets and Harvey's doctors will have the final say and certainly won't rush him for what's likely to be a playing-out-the-string final month of the regular season for the Queenslanders. With that said, the Mets are no doubt pleased with Harvey's progress to date.
This past season, Harvey pitched to a 2.27 ERA, 157 ERA+ and 6.16 K/BB ratio in 178 1/3 innings of work. He was in the NL Cy Young mix until the elbow injury of note shut him down in late August. Across parts of two major-league seasons, Harvey owns a 152 ERA+ and has struck out 261 batters in 237 2/3 innings.
Harvey also says he plans on attending Mets spring training.
(Wink of CBS eye: Sporting News MLB)