New York Mets’ general manager Sandy Alderson speaks out on Matt Harvey’s situation

Aug 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets injured starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) looks on from the dugout during the eighth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. The Phillies defeated the Mets 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that the final decision on Tommy John surgery rests with the young right handed pitcher Matt Harvey.

“I think he’s got most of the control. I mean, it’s his body. He ultimately decides what’s in his best interest. All we can do is advise and recommend. There’s always going to be anecdotal evidence of one sort or another, someone who got by without surgery versus other people who tried to get by without surgery and ended up having and losing additional time as a result. Ultimately I think it’s going to be less about anecdotes and more about medical expertise.” General manager Sandy Alderson told CBS New York.

The decision should be made by the end of the month. Harvey has talked to Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay, who avoided Tommy John surgery of his own despite a similar injury.

If he does undergo Tommy John surgery he will miss the entire 2014 season.

Topics: Matt Harvey, New York Mets, Sandy Alderson

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