Harvey Encouraged By Continued Progress From Elbow Surgery

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Just a few short weeks before Spring Training starts, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey continues to be enthused by his progress from Tommy John surgery, writes Ian Browne for MLB.com.

“It’s great. I think I’m just over three months out and I can’t believe it’s gone by so fast,” said Harvey, who underwent the surgery in October. “Everything is going well. I haven’t had the slightest setback. I’m itching to get back out and pick up a baseball again. Whatever the doc says, I’ve got to follow those rules.”

Harvey wants to get back as soon as he can, but understands he needs to be patient.

“I’d like to shoot for being out there in September. Obviously I don’t make those decisions. I can only prepare to the best of my ability and make sure I’m in good strength and flexibility, and when they do let me go, I’m good to go.”

“I think I get to start the plyometrics pretty soon, which would be actually kind of throwing something but in a training room, which is exciting,” said Harvey.

Harvey plans on reporting to camp along with the rest of his teammates next month and is excited about the addition of Curtis Granderson in the outfield.

“Man, I wish I was going to be in the locker room with him and having him be in the lineup with me, but it will be fun to watch,” Harvey said. “I’m definitely looking forward to Spring Training and seeing everybody bond and mesh together. I think it’s going to be really fun to watch, and I’m looking forward to getting back and joining all those guys.”

Harvey went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA in 26 starts last season and was the starting pitcher for the National League in the All Star Game. 

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