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Matt Harvey apologizes for awkward interview he gave Dan Patrick

Matt Harvey sits in the dugout during the

Matt Harvey sits in the dugout during the fifth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (June 2, 2013) Credit: Getty

Matt Harvey apologized Wednesday afternoon for an awkward interview he gave on Dan Patrick's radio show earlier in the day.

Just one day after Harvey announced he would attempt to rehab his right elbow, which would allow him to duck surgery that would wipe out his next season, Patrick asked follow-up questions about the injury. Harvey answered the first few before steering the conversation toward a product pitch for Qualcomm, the San Diego-based wireless communications firm.

Such pitches are customary for athletes making media appearances. But Harvey resisted Patrick's attempts to talk about the elbow injury.

"I did all of those answers yesterday and maybe at the appropriate time we can talk about that," Harvey said on the air. "But today is about Qualcomm."

The awkward exchange, and Patrick's perplexed reaction, made waves on social media. Harvey tweeted an apology. Said Harvey: "I've had a few rough outings on the mound, that was a rough outing on the radio this morning . . . "


Two more

Zack Wheeler might have enough room under his inning cap to make two more starts this season, manager Terry Collins said Wednesday.

Wheeler, 23, is up to 1682/3 innings this season between the Mets and Triple-A Las Vegas. His upper limit for the season has been set at 185 innings.


Extra bases

David Wright (right hamstring strain) continued baseball activities. He spent time before the game running the bases while Collins watched . . . Justin Turner (right hamstring strain) remains a few days away from resuming baseball activities . . . RP Frank Francisco (bruised right hand) won't be available out of the bullpen for at least another day.


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