New York Mets Move Matt Harvey To The 'Pen

New York Mets Move Matt Harvey To The 'Pen

Presumably that includes Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer, each of whom did just that under Callaway in Cleveland. Eiland did it in Kansas City with Danny Duffy.

With the changes in the staff this season and the other pitchers in the rotation, Harvey's status came into question when, after the right-hander allowed six runs in six innings on Thursday in Atlanta, manager Mickey Callaway declined to guarantee him another start. "We have experience with that".

However, deGrom did not receive the win for his efforts last night as the Mets bullpen blew the game late with AJ Ramos, Jerry Blevins, and Jeurys Familia combining to allow four runs in the eighth and ninth innings.

"I'm a starting pitcher".

The Mets are discussing internally which starter to remove from the rotation when lefthander Jason Vargas returns, scheduled for next weekend in San Diego.

The six innings ended a streak of 12 consecutive starts, dating back to last season, in which Harvey failed to go more than five innings. "There are a ton of things we're considering and we're trying to leave no stone unturned right now".




"[Harvey] made that pretty clear, that he wants to be a starter".

Believe me, I want him to return to greatness. "I don't think he is obviously very happy about it". A manager in the Major League Baseball must place the best team out there, day in and day out with a keen eye on the bigger, 162-game picture.

Callaway said he has not yet sought Harvey's input on the matter.

The alternative is to fake an injury and put Harvey on the disabled list, convince him to approve being sent to the minor leagues, release him, or move him to the bullpen. But it's not required. "We think at this time, given what we've seen from Matt and the state of the starting rotation, this is a move that the time is right to make. We'll do the best we can to help each and every one of these players succeed in whatever role they're in". Vargas will make a rehab start on Monday in Las Vegas, instead of Sunday as originally planned. Relievers make significantly fewer dollars on the open market than starters, and if Harvey can't turn his performance around he's unlikely to make even eight figures if he enters that market as a bullpen arm.

Rookie righthander Gerson Bautista's fastball is averaging 95.8 miles per hour in his first two major-league appearances. But fast forward to 2017, Severino became the ace of the Yankee rotation after an impressive Spring Training and still holds that spot a year later.

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