MIAMI – The Mets are sticking with their plan to have Matt Harvey pitch in the playoffs despite agent Scott Boras' claim on Friday that to push him past 180 innings "is putting the player in peril."
Boras made the comment in an interview with CBSSports.com. He said the doctors who performed Harvey's Tommy John surgery have said he should not throw more than 180 innings this season, his first after the procedure. Harvey already has thrown 166⅓ innings this year.
"These are doctors' opinions," Boras said. "And club officials are not determining how many innings he can pitch. Matt Harvey would love to pitch. But the surgeon who saved his career and other surgeons consulted have said that for maximum safety he is not to exceed 180 innings for the year."