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Matt Harvey announced on Twitter Saturday that "Harvey Day" will happen in 2014, indicating that he holds out hope for a return this season.
It's an aggressive goal for the 24-year-old hurler, who underwent Tommy John surgery on October 22, but appears to be a source of motivation for him. Fantasy owners still shouldn't expect any meaningful contributions from him in 2014.
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Matt Harvey (elbow) said he felt "very good" during his first throwing session Saturday.
Harvey made 20 throws from a distance of 60 feet in what was his first bit of throwing since undergoing Tommy John surgery. "I felt very good," Harvey said. "Kind of surprised, actually. Going into it, I didn't really know what to expect." The righty also added that his arm felt "brand new." Harvey is scheduled to throw every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, though that's subject to change based on how he feels. It's not clear when he'll be cleared to throw from a mound. Harvey will miss all of the 2014 season.
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Matt Harvey (elbow) will make 20 throws at a distance of 60 feet on Saturday.
It's just the first step in a long recovery process, but certainly a positive sign for the young hurler. He is still expected to miss the entirety of the 2014 season, but should be full healed and ready to go for 2015.
Matt Harvey SP NYM 16 Days
Matt Harvey (elbow) will begin playing catch on Saturday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in October.
The date marks exactly four months since the talented young right-hander went under-the-knife. He's not expected to return at all during the 2014 season, but should be fully recovered and ready to go for the start of the 2015 campaign.
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Matt Harvey (elbow) has been cleared to begin a light throwing program.
Harvey had a checkup Wednesday with team doctor David Altchek and was given the go-ahead. He is still expected to miss the entire 2014 season, but the ace right-hander should be in tip-top form on Opening Day 2015.
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Matt Harvey (elbow) is aiming to begin his throwing program on February 22.
"They said I should be able to start throwing four months after the surgery and that's Feb. 22, and I haven't had any setbacks," Harvey. "I can't wait. Even if it's 10 feet, I just want to pick up a ball. As if right now, I don't see why I wouldn't be able to do that." Harvey says he's well ahead of schedule as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's aiming to return late in the season, but the Mets are fully expected to hold him back until 2015.
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Matt Harvey (elbow) is hoping to begin playing catch by the end of February.
Harvey has progressed from rehabbing his arm to regular upper-body workouts and, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, "is as far ahead of schedule as he can push it." The right-hander is even hopeful of returning at some point in late 2014, though he realizes that the Mets aren't going to let that happen. "When you see stories of guys coming back in 10 months, I'm going to think, 'Hey, I can come back in nine,'" Harvey said. "Unfortunately, I don't make those decisions. I can't throw the uniform on and go back on the mound without the permission of higher-ups."
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Matt Harvey said that his Tommy John rehab is progressing well.
Harvey underwent Tommy John elbow surgery in October and has already been ruled out for the entire 2014 season. "Everything's going really well," Harvey said. "Obviously, at this point, I wish I could be out there for Opening Day. ... That's not really possible. Rehab is going really well, and my arm feels extremely well. It's a slow process, but everything's going really well. ... Bartolo's [Colon] going to have to hold it down for me while I'm gone."
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Matt Harvey (elbow) said Monday that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
"I am just doing range of motion stuff now, but today was the first day I could take the bandages off and I was at (Hospital for Special Surgery) working and everybody thinks I am ahead of schedule," Harvey said. The righty had the operation less than a week ago, so don't read too much into this. He'll miss all of the 2014 but should be fine for the start of 2015.