Nighty-night Dark Knight: Mets to cut ties with Harvey

<p>The New York Mets are cutting ties with former ace Matt Harvey.</p>

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2018, 8:50 PM

Updated 2,205 days ago

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Nighty-night Dark Knight: Mets to cut ties with Harvey
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets are cutting ties with former ace Matt Harvey.
General manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that the 29-year-old right-hander refused a minor league assignment and will be designated for assignment Saturday.
After Harvey is designated, the Mets have seven days to trade him or release him. Because of Harvey's $5,625,000 salary, a trade may be difficult to work out unless the Mets agree to send cash as part of a deal.
Harvey is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA in four starts and four relief appearances. Since losing his rotation spot, he has a 10.50 ERA in four relief appearances.
He started the All-Star Game at Citi Field in 2013 and was 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA when he tore an elbow ligament, which led to Tommy John surgery. He returned in 2015 and went 13-8 with a 2.27 ERA as the Mets reached the World Series. But he slumped the following year and had surgery to correct Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
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