New York Mets starter Matt Harvey underwent an MRI that revealed a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, WFAN’s Mike Francesca reported.
Harvey, who gave up 13 hits to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, reportedly had been on a Strasburg-like limit of around 200 innings and presently is at 178 1/3. In 26 starts, he has a 2.27 ERA with 191 strikeouts and opponents are hitting .209 against him.
Harvey, 24, is expected to be placed on the disabled list and a UCL tear often leads to Tommy John surgery. As The Post’s Dave Sheinin wrote of Harvey last month: “We’ve seen how the story ends: usually at the business end of a renowned surgeon’s scalpel.”