Mets ace Matt Harvey has torn UCL


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New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey is headed to the disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

First reporting the news was  WFAN’s Mike Francesa. A torn UCL almost always leads to Tommy John surgery.

The Mets will give Harvey a chance to rest his arm first before considering surgery.

In addition to starting the All-Star game this season, Harvey has a 2.27 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP. Harvey has a 6.16 K/BB ratio over 178 1/3 innings of work.

The Mets had planned to shut Harvey down around the 200-inning mark this season but losing him to Tommy John surgery would relieved a huge blow to any chances the Mets had of competing in 2014.

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