Heyman | Harvey to file grievance against Mets over suspension


Matt Harvey is to rejoin the New York Mets' rotation Friday at Milwaukee after serving a three-day suspension for not showing up at Citi Field for a game last weekend.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson revealed the ban but did not disclose details of why Harvey was suspended and neither did Mets manager Terry Collins.

Collins said Harvey will return to the Mets on Tuesday and will have to explain what happened to his teammates.

"It's kind of disappointing".

"We've all been a part of situations where guys break team rules", Mets second baseman Neil Walker said Sunday. Everyone here knows the rules. After his suspension was announced before Sunday's game, it was later reported that Harvey would file a grievance against the Mets, which could bring the case before an independent arbitrator. Since his breakthrough that year, Harvey has posted a 6-12 record with a 4.93 ERA and a 1.418 WHiP, striking out 96 batters while issuing 38 walks in 127.2 innings.

Harvey has reportedly filed a grievance in response to the suspension, which is a pretty clear indication that the relationship between Harvey and the Mets is as damaged as it has ever been, perhaps beyond fix. He came back the following year and went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA, helping the Mets reach the World Series in his first postseason.

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Gotham's Dark Knight has become its Joker with the recent happenings involving New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey.

The Mets called up Adam Wilk from Triple-A Las Vegas to start against the Marlins.

The 2017 season for the New York Mets hasn't been a great one early on.

"There's no question we've got to get some length out of our starters, or our pen's going to be dead in July", Collins said. Add in his injury history, as he missed most of last season with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and missed 2014 with Tommy John surgery, there are plenty of question marks, outside of his mental state.

Marlins first baseman Justin Bour and third baseman Martin Prado botched easy grounders for errors that led to five unearned runs.

Many are beginning to question whether Harvey has the maturity to handle being in NY or not. It was the seventh straight game in which a Mets pitcher failed to pitch six innings, a stretch in which NY (14-15 overall) has gone 5-2 thanks to a robust lineup that has churned out 59 runs. "He said he's got a feel for his off-speed pitches, so we'll find out when we get him out there".