Mets' Matt Harvey throws from mound for first time since TJ surgery

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

The rehabbing Matt Harvey checked a hurdle off the list on Friday. (USATSI)
The rehabbing Matt Harvey checked a hurdle off the list on Friday. (USATSI)

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On Friday, Mets ace Matt Harvey threw 15 pitches from the Citi Field bullpen mound. That's significant because it's the first time that Harvey has thrown from a mound since before he underwent Tommy John surgery in October of last year.

By the sounds of it, Harvey felt good during and after ...

Harvey, despite his stated wishes, almost certainly won't pitch for the Mets this season. Instead, here's what's ahead for him as the organization puts the focus on 2015 ...

So far, so good.

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.

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