DENVER — Mets ace Matt Harvey is going to skip his next scheduled start, a planned move by the team in order to help limit the right-hander's innings in his first season back from Tommy John surgery. Manager Terry Collins said Harvey will not pitch Sunday at Colorado. Right-handed reliever Logan Verrett instead will get the ball. "We are going to hold him back. This is a one-time thing," Collins said before Friday's game against the Rockies. "We considered times in September, but the time was now." Harvey is 11-7 with a 2.57 ERA after missing last season while recovering from elbow surgery in October 2013. He has thrown 154 innings this season. Collins said the Mets had long planned to give a break to Harvey, adding the pitcher was on board with the idea for the brief letup in his workload as NL East-leading New York gears up for its closing run. Verrett, recalled for a second stint with New York earlier this week, has allowed one run in 13⅓ innings with 12 strikeouts in seven games. INDIANS PRESIDENT MUM: Indians president Mark Shapiro is offering no comment on a report that the Blue Jays are interested in hiring him. Fox Sports reported Thursday that Shapiro was a "strong candidate" to succeed Jays president Paul Beeston , who plans to retire after this season. Fox said Toronto had spoken to Shapiro about the job. Shapiro on Friday declined comment about the report. The Blue Jays had been interested in Detroit president Dave Dombrowski , who recently left the Tigers and joined the Red Sox. FAN HIT: The Tigers' home game against the Rangers was delayed for about seven minutes after a female fan was hit by a foul ball in the bottom of the eighth. The woman, sitting behind the home team dugout, was hit by the ball off the bat of Detroit's Anthony Gose . She was attended to by medical personnel and appeared to be alert as she was taken away strapped to a chair with a neck brace. MARINERS: LHP Joe Beimel was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left shoulder and LHP Rob Rasmussen was called up from Triple-A Tacoma. NATIONALS: 3B Yunel Escobar left the game against the visiting Brewers due to an apparent injury suffered trying to catch a foul ball in the first inning. The former Rays shortstop raced after Adam Lind 's popup as it sailed toward the seats down the leftfield line. The ball dropped on the warning track, and Escobar bumped the wall with his left thigh before his head jerked back upon hitting a fan's chest.