Matt Harvey to have Tommy John surgery in about a week, says agent Scott Boras
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LOS ANGELES - Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will have Tommy John surgery in about a week, his agent Scott Boras said Tuesday before Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.
Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure, Boras said, which will wipe out Harvey's entire 2014 season. The pitcher is expected to be ready for 2015.
"Logic prevailed," Boras said of Harvey, who began the early stages of rehab before choosing surgery to repair a partially torn UCL in his right elbow.
The Mets would have required Harvey to pitch in a near competitive situation this winter to justify continuing rehab, which might have allowed the righthander to pitch next season. But Harvey never progressed to throwing before opting for surgery.
Harvey, 24, earned All-Star honors in his first full big-league season, going 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA before he was sidelined by elbow woes in late August.
As he did last winter, Harvey is expected to spend some of his offseason at Boras' Southern California training facility.