Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 Months

Harvey (elbow), whose innings are expected to be limited this year, might have a 10-day midsummer hiatus, during which he is skipped for two starts, Newsday reports.

The Mets want to keep Harvey under 200 innings but also have him available if they are trying to make or have reached the post-season. By skipping Harvey twice around the All-Star break it might enable the Mets to accomplish those goals, though this plan is not set in stone.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 Months

Harvey (elbow) will not face a late-season shutdown, GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday, reports.

A New York Daily News report from last week suggested the team was leaving open the possibility of a late-season shutdown for Harvey, but Alderson squashed those rumors Tuesday. He also said that Harvey will be in the rotation to start the year, but the team will take measures to ease the right-hander's workload coming off Tommy John surgery, possibly using off-days to push back particular starts or calling up a young pitcher to start in Harvey's place from time to time.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 Months

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Harvey (elbow) will be in the rotation to begin the year, Adam Rubin of reports.

Harvey's innings will reportedly be capped next season, but a specific limit has not been determined and the team has ruled out a late start as a way to conserve frames. Alderson said last week that a late-season shutdown was an option, but the team will likely do whatever it can to avoid losing Harvey for the stretch run. Shelving him for a couple weeks during the season or simply abbreviating several of his outings seem like more realistic options.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 Months

Harvey (elbow) will be on a yet-to-be-determined innings count this season, the NY Daily News reports.

The Mets are also deciding how best to reduce Harvey's innings total. New York could shut him down late in the season, like Washington did with Stephen Strasburg, have him start the season late, shelf him for a few weeks during the season or limit the length of his starts. Whichever method they have, Harvey won't pitch a full season's allotment of innings.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 4 Months

Monday's simulated game marked the last time Harvey (elbow) will throw this season, the Star-Ledger's Mike Vorkunov reports.

He threw a couple innings to simulated hitters on the mound at Citi Field before Monday's game, using all of his pitches except his slider, and hitting 95 mph on the radar gun with some consistency. General manager Sandy Alderson said Harvey will be on par with the rest of the team's pitchers entering spring training, so fantasy owners should make sure to properly value the Mets' ace heading into 2015.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 4 Months

Harvey (elbow) threw two innings off the mound at Citi Field to simulated hitters before Monday's game, Newsday's David Lennon reports.

He was throwing under the watchful eyes of the Mets' coaching staff, but will obviously not take the mound in a big-league game until next season. However, owners may be able to expect peak Harvey right out of the gate in 2015, as he'll be so far removed from the surgery, that command and velocity could be all the way back via off-season work.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 5 Months

Harvey (elbow) will conclude his rehab at the end of the month before picking up his his throwing program in spring training, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

After undergoing Tommy John surgery last October, Harvey entered the season with aspirations of pitching for the Mets in September, but his 2014 campaign will end without him even facing hitters in batting practice or throwing at full strength. He'll throw approximately three more bullpen sessions in front of the team before he's shut down until the spring, where he's expected to go through the normal February preseason preparation as the rest of the Mets' starting pitchers.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 6 Months

The Mets have told Harvey (elbow) that he will not pitch this year, Adam Rubin of reports.

Although he's now several bullpen session deep into his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, Harvey will not get a chance to pitch this season with the team not wanting to jeopardize his 2015 campaign. It's hardly a surprise, after Jefermy Hefner recently suffered a major setback in his recovery from reconstructive elbow surgery. The Mets will likely pump the brakes with Harvey but he should be back at full strength come spring training.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 6 Months

Harvey (elbow) threw 27 pitches off a mound Wednesday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Harvey has insisted all along that he wants to pitch for the Mets this season, but the team continues to take a cautious approach. Barring an unexpected development, the Mets are still eyeing a return to game action for Harvey during 2015 spring training.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 6 Months

Harvey (elbow) may not appear in a game until spring training due to Jeremy Hefner's recent major setback in his return from Tommy John surgery, reports.

The Mets have tried to scale back Harvey's return and this announcement by GM Sandy Alderson is further indication that the team will be very cautious with Harvey. There was some speculation that Harvey could pitch in the fall league, but that looks to be a very remote possibility now.