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Matt Harvey Expected to Throw Off Mound After All Star Break

July 5th, 2014 at 9:41 AM
By Mike Phillips

Matt Harvey was making rapid progress in his rehab from Tommy John Surgery earlier this season. The New York Mets and their medical staff were concerned that Harvey was moving too quickly, and as such slowed down his rehab in early June. Harvey had been slated to throw off a mound at that point, but has been waiting for that clearance for almost a month now. Harvey is now slated to throw off a mound at some point after the All Star Break, reports

The latest news came from General Manager Sandy Alderson, who addressed the issue with a group of reporters prior to last night's game with the Texas Rangers. Harvey has been throwing off of flat ground while waiting for the go ahead to progress to throwing off a mound. Throwing off a mound would be a big milestone for Harvey, which would allow him to begin pitching in minor league games within a month if all goes well.

Harvey originally wanted to appear in at least 5-7 games with the Mets this season before his rehab was slowed down. The Mets have made it clear that Harvey won't be allowed to pitch in the major leagues until late September at the earliest. Harvey reportedly wants to pitch in a game to give himself peace of mind before the season concludes, but it remains to be seen if he will reach that goal. 

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