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|Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 04:19 am||
|The New York Mets won't send Matt Harvey to the mound for Sunday's series finale against the Miami Marlins, as scheduled, as the club has suspended the 28-year-old right-hander without pay for three days for violating club rules, manager Terry Collins announced.
Collins, who said left-hander Adam Wilk will start in Harvey's stead, wouldn't divulge why the Mets decided to suspend the former All-Star.
"We'll keep it in-house, the way it's supposed to be," Collins told MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson later noted during an appearance on MLB Network Radio that Harvey's suspension actually began Saturday, but wouldn't offer any additional details.
"I can't go beyond that," Alderson said.
Shortly before Sunday's matinee at Citi Field, Collins held a team meeting to address the situation with his players.
"Obviously, there are team policies, and when those aren't followed action has to be taken," right fielder Jay Bruce told reporters. "I don't know any of the details. I just know Matt's not here today, and he's going to miss a few days, but we're all pulling for him. We're all pulling on the same end of the rope, and we just want to get him back, and get him back on the mound, so he can help us win."
After having his 2016 campaign cut short by surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, Harvey got off to a strong start this year, posting a 2.84 ERA over his first four starts. His last two outings have gone terribly, however, with Harvey allowing six earned runs - and eight walks - over 9 2/3 innings, causing his ERA to swell to 5.14 through six starts.