NY Mets' Matt Harvey hoping to return in September 2014
After watching the Yankees pile up high-priced free agent after high-priced free agent, Mets fans finally got some good news.
Star pitcher Matt Harvey, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, said he is excited by his progress and hopes to pitch in September, according to MLB.com.
"I'd like (to return) right now," said Harvey at the Boston Baseball Writers Dinner where he was honored as New England Player of the Year. "That's not possible. I'd like to shoot for being out there in September. Obviously I don't make those decisions. I can only prepare to the best of my ability and make sure I'm in good strength and flexibility, and when they do let me go, I'm good to go."
Harvey, who was having a brilliant season with Mets in 2013, going 9-5 with 2.26 ERA in 26 starts while also making All-Star start before being shut down, said he will be at spring training.
"I think so. I really haven't talked to [general manager] Sandy [Alderson] or [chief operating officer] Jeff [Wilpon] or anybody quite yet, but that's what I plan on doing," Harvey said. "Getting down there while throwing time is approaching is probably a good decision."