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Matt Harvey (elbow) has been cleared to begin throwing off a mound next week.

Harvey was hoping to hop on a mound in June, but the Mets decided to play it safe and nixed that idea. The right-hander could get some innings in a fall instructional league but won't return to the majors until 2015.

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Matt Harvey (elbow) estimated Friday that he'll likely throw from a mound for the first time in July.

Harvey originally hoped to begin throwing from a mound earlier this month, but the Mets have tapped the breaks on his rehab. As of now, he's still throwing from flat ground at distances up to around 120 feet. He's only eight months removed from Tommy John surgery, so this is hardly out of the ordinary. Harvey is unlikely to pitch in the majors this season, but the Mets weren't expecting him to anyway.

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There remains no timetable for Matt Harvey (elbow) to throw off a mound.

The plan had been for Harvey to throw off a mound on June 10, but the Mets have decided to slow the right-hander rehab pace. It's possible he's throw off the bump when he meets the team in Miami this weekend, but pitching coach Dan Warthen said that "hasn't been determined yet."

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Matt Harvey (elbow) on Tuesday finally conceded that him returning before the end of the 2014 season is unlikely.

Harvey had been telling anyone who would listen that he fully intended on making it back before the end of the season, but it was never a realistic scenario. The Mets recently decided to slow down his rehab a bit, officially putting an end to the righty's lofty ambitions. "I'm always going to be on board with what they have to say," Harvey said. "I can only do so much, and speak my two cents. As a competitor, I'm always going to want to get out there, but I can't write myself out there and set up my own program, so whatever they have set up is obviously the way we're going to go."

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Matt Harvey (elbow) will not throw off a mound Tuesday as originally planned.

Harvey hasn't had a setback, but rather the Mets have simply decided to slow the righty's rehab down following consultations between the team doctor and Dr. James Andrews. "He's fine," a team source told Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. "It's nothing physical, it's just a plan to be more cautious." Harvey has professed a desire to return before the end of the season, but the proposition was always unlikely and now can probably safely be ruled out.

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The Mets are still planning on Matt Harvey (elbow) to throw from a mound next Monday for the first time since Tommy John surgery.

That's been the plan for a while now and all is going according to schedule. Harvey is currently throwing on flat ground at 150 feet, but he should begin to pick up the intensity soon. He's still hoping to make it back to the Mets' rotation late in the season, but the decision won't ultimately be up to him.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 Months

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Tuesday that Matt Harvey (elbow) is unlikely to return this season.

Harvey has again professed his desire to return for a handful of starts at the end of the season, but Alderson has again reiterated why it's an unlikely proposition. While it's great that the righty is pushing himself to be back by August, it remains highly unlikely that we'll see him before next season. "Not being a medical doctor and having not really been faced with that decision previously, I'll reserve judgment," he said. "But the one thing we don't want to do is be put in a situation someone -- Matt or anyone else -- has a setback because we've pushed a natural recovery processes further than we should have."

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Matt Harvey (elbow) told Tom Verducci of that he hopes to be pitching for the Mets in August.

It's a lofty goal, especially considering that he would only be 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery, but Harvey wants peace of mind going into 2015. "I want to go back out there and know I still have the stuff to strike out major league hitters," said Harvey. "And I want to know that when I shut it down at the end of the year, I'm just like everybody else shutting it down. I don't want to go through all this work and wonder all winter where I am. I want to be just like everybody else when this season ends and the next one starts." Harvey hopes to throw from a mound for the first time on June 10. While he hopes to make it back this year, he'll ultimately have to respect the Mets' wishes if they prefer him to take it slow.

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Matt Harvey (elbow) is hoping to throw off a mound on June 10.

It would be his first mound session since last fall's Tommy John surgery. Harvey increased his flat-groung throwing distance from 90 to 120 feet Friday as he continues to ramp up his rehab. The righty has set a goal to return before the end of the season, but the Mets aren't going to let it happen.

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Mets placed RHP Matt Harvey on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

The highly-talented 25-year-old hurler is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, and has set a goal to return to the Mets before the end of the 2014 season. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on any production from him until the 2015 campaign.