Rieber: Matt Harvey’s career corresponds to an odd mix of bedfellows

From Anthony Rieber at Newsday on August 13, 2017:

At age 28, Matt Harvey has hit a crossroads in his career.

Injuries have robbed the Dark Knight of the otherworldly stuff he first displayed as a rookie in 2012, then as the savior of a downtrodden franchise in 2013 and finally as a post-Tommy John surgery bulldog in the Mets’ World Series year of 2015.


In 2016, Harvey had season-ending surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. This year, he hasn’t pitched since June 14 because of a stress injury in his right shoulder. He hopes to work his way back to a big-league mound before the end of 2017.

This is not how it was supposed to be when Harvey broke in. He was supposed to be the next Tom Seaver or Dwight Gooden, not the next Frank Lange or Bob Spade.


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Originally published: August 14, 2017. Last Updated: August 14, 2017.