Matt Harvey SP NYM 9 Days

The Mets have told Harvey (elbow) that he will not pitch this year, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com 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 10 Days

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 11 Days

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, ESPNNewYork.com 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.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 14 Days

Harvey (elbow) threw 29 pitches from the slope of the mound Saturday, the Associated Press reports.

All signs to this point have indicated that Harvey will progress into the offseason with a very normal routine, as he's been able to make nearly 10 months without a setback after having surgery October 22.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 15 Days

Harvey (elbow) is slated to throw another bullpen session Saturday, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Four days after returning to elevated ground, Harvey was back on the mound Tuesday and will get more work in Saturday. He's expected to continue his every-fourth-day approach as he continues the slow rehabilitation process from Tommy John surgery.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 24 Days

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.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 Months

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.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 Months

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."

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 Months

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."

Matt Harvey SP NYM 3 Months

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.