Sandy Alderson said today that he would like to see Matt Harvey eventually pitch in game-like conditions during his rehab the next couple of months.
Alderson suggested possible starts in the Arizona Fall League as part of Harvey’s rehab process.
“The strong desire is that we will finish this process within the six- to eight-week time frame,” Alderson told reporters, according to ESPN New York. “We’re in the six- to eight-week window, but when he actually starts throwing is a little bit unclear.”
Arizona Fall League eligibility rules state that “no players with more than one year of credited Major League service as of August 31 are eligible.” Harvey may not be able to pitch in the AFL due to these eligibility rules, no matter how much Alderson or the Mets may want to see that.
Harvey has not started throwing from flat ground yet, but is believed to be starting his rehab process soon.
In last week’s MetsBlog Q&Acast, pres. by Verizon, Matthew Cerrone talked with injury expert Will Carroll about Harvey’s situation and the ins and outs of Tommy John surgery, which you can listen to here…