"Matt gets it and understands it, but the issue with Matt is that everything he does is max effort," Collins said. "So even if you're going to slow down the pace of getting him in a game, he's got to back off on the effort side, too. He's talked about how great he feels, and how well he's throwing. He's got to back off a bit."
The Mets said Tuesday that they will consider slowing down the pitcher's recovery to the point where he won't pitch in a game setting before next spring. Harvey is working his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Harvey has been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery all season. He had hoped to return late in the year, but that may no longer be the case. General manager Sandy Alderson said he doesn't think Harvey will appear in the majors this season. Harvey posted a 2.27 ERA over 178 1/3 innings during his rookie season prior to undergoing surgery.
"I didn't think things would feel this good and this easy, but I couldn't be happier," he said, per MLB.com. "Excited about moving forward. The mechanics, I feel like they didn't leave in the amount of time that I wasn't able to use them. I was happy that things were smooth and I'm glad I had no setbacks."
Harvey is now slated to throw three more 20-pitch bullpen sessions before he starts mixing in his secondary pitches and increasing his pitch count. He will then progress to batting practice and continue to throw into September. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday the team plans to shut Harvey down at the beginning of October.
Harvey threw 20 pitches from the slope of the mound Friday, and he's set to take the next step Tuesday. He hopes to pitch in a game with the Mets this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery late last season.
Harvey, who is still not expected to pitch in the majors this season, did his first mound work since last October. He hopes to pitch instructional league games in September, but has a way to go before he is cleared to do so. Friday's session was not a full-speed one.
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