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Mets right-hander Matt Harvey suffers partially-torn UCL

08/26/2013 at 1:32 pm By

matt harveyThe Mets suffered another blow to their pitching staff Monday, reportedly losing star pitcher Matt Harvey for the remainder of the season with a partially torn UCL in his pitching elbow:

According to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, Mets ace Matt Harvey is headed to the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. Such an injury, of course, often leads to Tommy John surgery. Marc Carig of Newsday originally reported that Harvey underwent an MRI on Monday morning.

If the injury does require surgery, worst case scenario Harvey could potentially miss the entire 2014 season. Harvey made the NL All-Star team this season and currently held a  9-5 record with a 2.27 ERA and leading the NL with 191 strikeouts in 178 1/3 innings and 26 starts. Harvey last pitched August 24th, giving up 13 hits and two earned runs with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings to the Detroit Tigers.

The Mets also lost a couple of starters last week and signed Daisuke Matsuzaka to fill the void in their starting rotation.

-ALR

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