New York Mets pitcher Matt Harven is said to be “optimistic” that he will not need to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Harvey, 24, started the All-Star game this season but has not pitched since Aug. 24 after suffering a partially torn ACL. He will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday.
FWIW, Harvey says his arm feels good. But all he’s done is ice it and ride a stationary bike. #Mets
— Jeff Roberts (@TheJRob) September 10, 2013
The Mets have maintained publicly that the decision to undergo surgery will be Harvey’s and the right hander has sought out the advise of Roy Halladay who recently avoided Tommy John surgery.
If Harvey undergoes Tommy John surgery he would be expected to miss the entire 2014 season.
Harvey made 26 starts for the Mets this season compiling a 2.27 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP. Harvey racked up 191 strike outs in 178 1/3 innings of work.