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 Posted: Thu May 11th, 2017 12:28 am
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New York Mets starter Matt Harvey is set to begin an in-house counseling program after serving a three-day suspension for failing to show up at Citi Field on Saturday, a source told the New York Post's Mike Puma.

The counseling is reportedly intended to address Harvey's off-field issues, including his decision to go out beyond a team-imposed curfew Friday night before golfing with friends the next morning and missing the game later that day.

Mets manager Terry Collins hadn't specifically stated that Harvey would undergo counseling, though he did hint the pitcher had plenty of help available in the organization.

"Matt has got a pretty good support group," Collins said. "There's a lot of people out there that are willing to help and I think he’s going to use them. I don't think he has to do it by himself anymore.

"I think he knows he's got people in his corner, no matter what their title is that are going to help him try to go down he right path and do the right things."

Though he wasn't scheduled to pitch Saturday, Harvey failed to notify the Mets that he wouldn't be at the ballpark that evening - later citing a migraine for his absence - which led to the club sending security staff to check on the hurler at his home later that night.

Harvey was then officially suspended on Sunday, and missed his scheduled start that day against the Miami Marlins.