Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Mets' Harvey faces season-ending surgery

NEW YORK — The Mets said Friday that RHP Matt Harvey will have season-ending surgery for his thoracic outlet syndrome injury, likely in the next week.

GM Sandy Alderson said in a statement he and manager Terry Collins met with Harvey and supported the decision. Alderson said the clubs knows Harvey (4-10, 4.86 ERA in 17 starts) "will work as hard as possible to get back on the field for the 2017 season."

Thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by the compression of nerves, blood vessels or both in the area between the neck and armpit. After his outing Monday, Harvey, 27, complained of some common symptoms, which include numbness in fingers and shoulder discomfort.

"I'm extremely disappointed to learn that I'll be out for the season, but I'm relieved to have answers and get back to doing what I love," Harvey tweeted.

In other Mets news, CF Yoenis Cespedes and RHP Noah Syndergaard left Friday's game against the Nationals. Cespedes sustained a strained right quadriceps making a sliding catch in shallow center in the third. Syndergaard left in the fifth. He has a bone spur in his right elbow that he has called "pretty insignificant."

ALL-STAR UPDATE: RHPs Bartolo Colon of the Mets and Max Scherzer of the Nationals were picked as National League All-Star replacements for the Giants' Madison Bumgarner (held out because he pitches two days before Tuesday's showcase in San Diego) and the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (precaution after just coming off the disabled list).

DRUG SUSPENSION: Free agent C Cody Stanley was suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for the same performance-enhancing substance, dehydrochlormethyltestosterone that generated a previous positive test and suspension last year. Stanley, 27, was suspended for 80 games in September, when he was with the Cardinals, after he tested positive for the same steroid. He in a statement that he "will never apologize for something I didn't do."

ATHLETICS: Former Gator RHP Logan Shore, a second-round pick, agreed to a deal with a $1.5 million signing bonus. Also, OF Coco Crisp was suspended for one game for intentionally throwing his bat toward home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn, hitting him on the foot, on Thursday.

PADRES: Cuban LHP Adrian Morejon, 17, agreed to terms. He led Cuba's 15-under league with 113 strikeouts in 68 innings in 2014. Last year, he pitched in several Cuban leagues.

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