The Mets are not interested in a reunion with Harvey, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. In a recent Q&A on MLB.com, DiComo notes that the Mets were not interested in the veteran during the offseason, and that stance has not changed over the past several months. Harvey spent the start of last season with the Angels, but he was released in July amid struggles that included an ugly 7.09 ERA and 1.54 WHIP across 59.2 total innings. Currently a free agent, Harvey may have to settle for a minor-league deal as he attempts to get his career back on track.
Harvey had a tryout with the Blue Jays sometime in the last "several weeks," Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The veteran right-hander began 2019 with the Angels but was released in July after posting a 7.09 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 12 starts (59.2 innings). He subsequently joined the A's on a minor-league deal and pitched at Triple-A, though he never made it to the big-league roster. The Blue Jays clearly didn't end up pulling the trigger, so Harvey will have to wait for another opportunity.
Harvey will not be joining the Athletics for the moment despite the fact Triple-A Las Vegas' season has concluded, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The veteran had recently transitioned to a reliever role with the Aviators and performed well in his first two appearances out of the bullpen. However, Harvey allowed three runs on four hits and a walk in Las Vegas' season-ending playoff loss to Sacramento on Sunday and will not get an immediate callup to the big-league club. Harvey is also not on the 40-man roster, so any promotion would also have a domino effect in terms of personnel. Moreover, with both Jesus Luzardo and Daniel Mengden earning promotions from the Triple-A level, manager Bob Melvin's roster is flush with pitching at the moment.
Harvey fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed a hit and a walk while recording three strikeouts in his first two relief appearances for Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday and Sunday. So far, so good for Harvey in his new relief role, one that would be his ticket to any kind of majors return in 2019. The veteran right-hander could be an option out of the bullpen for manager Bob Melvin during the last couple of weeks of the season following the conclusion of the Aviators' postseason run if he continues to thrive in a relief capacity.
Harvey didn't opt out of his contract and could join Oakland's bullpen down the stretch, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Harvey had an opt-out clause Thursday, but he decided to stick with the Athletics in hopes of joining the team in September in a relief role. If the right-hander performs well out of the bullpen with Triple-A Las Vegas, he could get a look with the big club down the stretch, though the A's would need to clear a 40-man spot before promoting Harvey. He made three starts with Las Vegas before being shifted to a relief role, posting a 3.60 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 18:4 K:BB across 15 innings in those outings.
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