Well, any chance of Mets' struggling ace Matt Harvey pitching in a Red Sox uniform this season, or anytime in the immediate future, has just been thwarted. According to ESPN's Adam Rubin, Matt Harvey will have season-ending surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome.
Harvey pitched as recently as Monday, where he was roughed around by the Miami Marlins to the tune of 11 hits and six runs in 3.2 innings. Following this start, according to Mets manager Terry Collins, Harvey revealed that his arm was bothering him a tremendous amount. On Wednesday, Harvey was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder discomfort, and was sent to St. Louis for further evaluation. Dr. Robert Thompson, a vascular specialist who performed the TOS surgery for Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia in 2014, concluded that Harvey would need surgery and his season was over.
This has been the toughest season of the 27-year-old righty's career, as he almost lost his spot in the starting rotation after posting a 6.08 ERA through the month of May. However, Harvey turned it around and was able to pitch to a 2.27 ERA over his next six starts through June. On the season, Harvey finished with a 4.86 ERA in 92.2 innings.
This is especially putrid for the Red Sox, who were said to be extremely interested in Harvey if he were to become available at some point during this season. Harvey's season-ending injury crosses yet another name off of a short list of players that could help fill the role of Boston's ace for David Ortiz's final season.