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Report: Mets' Matt Harvey won't throw off mound yet

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey looks on from the

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey looks on from the dugout against the St. Louis Cardinals in an MLB baseball game at Citi Field on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

CHICAGO - The Mets have reportedly pumped the brakes on Matt Harvey's breakneck rehab schedule. The injured ace will not throw off a pitcher's mound on Tuesday as had been planned, according to the Daily News, because the team wants to exercise caution in Harvey's rehab from Tommy John surgery.

"He will just go a little slower," pitching coach Dan Warthen told the newspaper.

Harvey has targeted an August return date, perhaps an overly ambitious goal after surgery last October.

Harvey was 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA in 26 starts last season and started the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field.

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