Mets and Matt Harvey Part Ways

Mets to designate former All-Star Matt Harvey for assignment

Matt Harvey, once regarded as a premier pitcher who could join Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden among the Mets' greats, refused a minor-league assignment and will be designated for assignment by NY on Saturday.

Alderson says that the team was guided by considerations of "pragmatism and realism", while suggesting the ultimate driver of Harvey's fall from grace was his slate of poor fortune in the health department. The Mets will have seven days to either trade Harvey or place him on waivers. I just wish him the best, I really do.

Selected seventh overall in the 2010 amateur draft, Harvey made his major league debut in July 2012. We didn't ask Matt to agree or not on the spot.

After being an All-Star in 2013, the future looked bright for Harvey. I don't know of many guys in his shoes who would have accepted it. He underwent Tommy John surgery in October and missed the entire 2014 season.

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When Harvey declined the request, it was an easy decision for the Mets to designate the 29-year-old for assignment. After being moved to the bullpen, Harvey expressed his displeasure and is time with the Mets was running out. Perhaps nobody in the organization's 57 seasons has embodied the full K├╝bler-Ross model of what it means to be a Met - to promise, to fulfill, to frustrate and, ultimately, to disappoint - quite like Harvey.

"This was a long time coming", Alderson said at a news conference on Friday. He is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA in 27 innings, leaving him with a 34-37 record and 3.66 ERA in six major league seasons. Thoracic outlet syndrome affected Harvey's feel for pitching and location, he said, but added that Harvey is healthy and has enough velocity. He proceeded to show why he was such a highly touted player, pitching to a 2.73 ERA with 70 strikeouts in 10 starts.

The Yankees earned their second "walk-off" win of the season.their first came in their previous home game, when Gary Sanchez hit a three-run HR in the ninth on 4/26 vs. Minnesota.extended their winning streak to four games.have taken the lead in their last at-bat in three of their last 4G.

NY had hoped Harvey would be willing to work at the team's minor league complex in Florida in an effort to regain form.

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