Mets' Matt Harvey throws from mound for first time since TJ surgery
Mets ace Matt Harvey on Friday took a big step in his recovery from 2013 Tommy John surgery.
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 ...
Sandy Alderson aim is for Matt Harvey to pitch in fall instructional league in Florida and maybe one Arizona Fall League game.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 1, 2014
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.