Matt Harvey has been placed on the 15-day disabled list this afternoon with discomfort in his right shoulder. It is being reported that Harvey is being sent to Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis for further examination. It’s another drastic turn of events for Harvey, as he seemed to finally be turning the corner a couple of weeks ago, but recently had only lasted 3.2 innings in his previous two starts. Harvey has a 4.86 ERA over 92.2 innings this season, and at this point it is tough to determine how serious the shoulder injury is, as no injury had been previously reported. As of right now it’s a big blow to the Mets rotation despite how bad Harvey has pitched this year. If there is indeed anything wrong with Harvey’s shoulder, it could be part of the reason Harvey has had the worst season of his career thus far. Let’s hope it is nothing serious at this point and rest is the diagnosis.
Former Met Dillion Gee had visited Dr. Thompson back in 2012 to have artery damage repaired in his throwing shoulder, after he had a previous blood clot removed.
Seth Lugo will be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move. Lugo recently made his MLB debut back on July 1st for the Mets, and threw two scoreless innings before being sent back down to Triple-A.