Matt Harvey is expected to toss a baseball Saturday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in October.
The Mets say he will talk with reporters after making 20 throws from around 60 feet.
The team will also hold their first full-squad workout of the spring Saturday. Terry Collins told reporters Friday that he will save his big spring training address for the team later in camp, when they are closer to settling on their final 25-man roster.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
I’m glad the Mets are organizing and trying to control Harvey’s story, instead of doing it in hiding, hoping to keep him from becoming the dominant story of the spring. I mean, if reporters and fans think he’s the big story, guess what, he’s going to be the big story whether the team likes it or not. And, with that, he’s going to have reporters asking questions, so the Mets may as well be up front about it, work with him on messaging and all being on the same page, then have him pestered and potentially speaking out of turn. The last thing the Mets need is to be — yet again — portrayed as bungling a medical situation, especially when it comes to Harvey. The more open they are and more available they make him and themselves about his recovery, the better it will be for everyone involved…
By the way, Mets RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard, who named one of his gloves ‘Drago,’ found this picture hanging in his locker this morning (Brender, Twitter):