Mets pitcher Matt Harvey out with elbow ligament tear - FOX 13 News

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey out with elbow ligament tear

Posted: Updated:
New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws to the plate in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Aug. 13, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP photo/Mark J. Terrill) New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws to the plate in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Aug. 13, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP photo/Mark J. Terrill)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey has suffered a partial ligament tear in his right elbow and will be placed on the disabled list, the team's general manager said.

"It's possible he won't pitch rest of the season," GM Sandy Alderson said at a news conference. "This was a surprise to all of us, especially Matt himself. He has not had any elbow pain. Forearm pain can foretell problems with the elbow, but that was not the case in this instance."

Harvey had reported having shoulder tenderness. An MRI on Monday morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery confirmed a partial tear in the ulnar collateral ligament, MLB.com reported.

"It was tough. Obviously it was the last thing I was expecting when I went this morning," Harvey said Monday. "I am going to do everything I can to avoid surgery."

Tommy John surgery is a possibility, MLB.com reported.

The 24-year-old right-hander was 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA so far this season, according to Baseball-Reference.com.

Harvey was the National League's starting pitcher at the All-Star Game at Citi Field, the Mets' home park.

  • Sports NewsSports NewsMore>>

  • Outdoor basketball courts losing popularity

    Outdoor basketball courts losing popularity

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:35:16 GMT
    Believe it or not this, some say New York's outdoor basketball courts are a dying entity. Even Rucker Park in Harlem -- where Dr. J and countless others honed their skills -- used to be standing room only all times of the day. Now there's plenty of room to stand on most days.Basketball programs like one at Chelsea Piers are gaining popularity. That means the place to hoop it up for many appears to be indoors.
    Believe it or not this, some say New York's outdoor basketball courts are a dying entity. Even Rucker Park in Harlem -- where Dr. J and countless others honed their skills -- used to be standing room only all times of the day. Now there's plenty of room to stand on most days.Basketball programs like one at Chelsea Piers are gaining popularity. That means the place to hoop it up for many appears to be indoors.
  • Major League Baseball

    How Mets and Yankees can improve or contend in 2014

    How Mets and Yankees can improve or contend in 2014

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:55:20 GMT
    With the All-Star break over and the second half of the MLB season well underway, the New York Mets (46-52 as of July 20) and the New York Yankees (50-47 as of July 20) find themselves in the same situations each team is accustomed to at this time of the season. The Yankees are in the middle of the AL East Division title while the Mets are scrapping for every win possible to stay relevant in the NL East. But while the record says one thing, reality says another.
    With the All-Star break over and the second half of the MLB season well underway, the New York Mets (46-52 as of July 20) and the New York Yankees (50-47 as of July 20) find themselves in the same situations each team is accustomed to at this time of the season. The Yankees are in the middle of the AL East Division title while the Mets are scrapping for every win possible to stay relevant in the NL East. But while the record says one thing, reality says another.
  • Derek Jeter makes All-Star farewell as AL beats NL 5-3

    Derek Jeter makes All-Star farewell as AL beats NL 5-3

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:00:11 GMT
    Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits. He received a 63-second standing ovation when he walked to the plate leading off the bottom of the first, another rousing cheer when he led off the third.
    Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits. He received a 63-second standing ovation when he walked to the plate leading off the bottom of the first, another rousing cheer when he led off the third.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices