Matt Harvey's tenure with the New York Mets is all but officially over, but some Major League Baseball rumors indicate that he may not be going very far away.
Alderson added that he believes Harvey could benefit from a change of scenery.
Now, Harvey has been designated for assignment.
The Mets have seven days to either release Harvey, or attempt to trade him to another organization. Harvey is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA in four starts and four relief appearances.
The MLB rumors about Matt Harvey's next destination started nearly immediately.
"Usually I get upset if the report is unexpected".
The New York Post reported this week that Harvey was out partying in Los Angeles the night before pitching in San Diego.
Harvey was drafted by the Mets in the first round of the 2010 draft from the University of North Carolina and made his major league debut on July 26, 2012 with 11 strikeouts in 5.1 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Harvey was relegated to the bullpen this year after struggling as a starter, and the Mets this week asked him to go to the minors to try to work out his problems. In May 2013, Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci wrote a feature on Harvey with the headline "The Dark Knight of Gotham", which became Harvey's moniker.
Harvey never shied away from the lifestyle afforded an athlete in New York City, dating supermodels and hitting up top clubs. The Mets moved Harvey to the bullpen in late April, a move he resisted. He started the All-Star Game for the Mets in front of the home fans at Citi Field and it looked as if he'd be the next ace to rule over NY.
Harvey, 29, embodied the rise of the Mets from a losing franchise to a World Series contender, but his time with the team was littered with brilliance, bravado, injuries and hard living.
"We feel like we failed Matt Harvey". And the results weren't any better, as he had a 10.50 ERA in four appearances.
But in October 2013, Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery on the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, causing him to miss the entire 2014 season.
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