Mets havenít ruled out calling up Matt Harvey next week
Mets haven’t ruled out calling up Matt Harvey next week | HardballTalk
When it was first reported that Dillon Gee was headed to the disabled list with a blood clot in his right shoulder, Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that Miguel Batista would likely take his place in the starting rotation next Wednesday against the Nationals. However, Collins hedged a bit when asked about prospect right-hander Matt Harvey earlier this evening.
ďWeíre in the hunt,Ē Collins told Mike Puma of the New York Post. ďThis isnít a tryout camp. So if the people who see [Harvey] say heís ready, bring him up, Iím all for it.Ē
Chris Young is also a possibility to make the start on regular rest, which means the Mets could delay a decision on Geeís replacement until July 21. While Collins called Harvey a ďremoteĒ possibility to pitch either game, itís clear that his major league debut isnít far away.
Harvey was selected No. 7 overall in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. The 23-year-old right-hander owns a 3.35 ERA over his first 234 innings in pro ball, including a 3.39 ERA and 102/42 K/BB ratio in 98 1/3 innings with Triple-A Buffalo this season. Baseball America recently ranked him as the No. 34 prospect in the game on their midseason list.
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