Mets SP Matt Harvey Out for Season with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

July 8th, 2016
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The New York Mets rotation was already banged up with Steven Matz pitching through elbow problems and Zack Wheeler still slowly recovering from Tommy John surgery, but now they will be without Matt Harvey for at least the next year.

On Friday, Harvey's agent Scott Boras announced Harvey would undergo season-ending surgery on his shoulder to deal with his thoracic outlet syndrome. The surgery, which will be performed in St. Louis, has a history of diminishing the abilities of pitcher's abilities who have had it in the past and while progressions may have been made, Harvey's return to the mound is still very much up in the air.

Harvey's spot in the rotation will be taken up by Logan Verrett, who will start on Saturday against the Washington Nationals. Verrett should not be on the fantasy radar right now, until he can prove he can be a successful big-league starter.

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