Report: Mets to shut down Harvey for season

Report: Mets to shut down Harvey for season

CINCINNATI -- Mets manager Terry Collins would not comment on a New York Daily News report citing team sources that right-hander Matt Harvey would be shut down after approximately three more bullpen sessions as he recovers from October 2013 Tommy John surgery to repair a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Collins did not address the reported shutdown because the team had not yet officially announced it.

According to the report by Kristie Ackert, Harvey will not be allowed to throw at full strength and will not face live batters. Following shutdown at the end of September, he will not throw again until Spring Training next year.

The 25-year-old Harvey was the starter for the National League in the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field, and went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA in 26 starts before his injury.

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.