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 place Matt Harvey on disabled list

The New York Mets will host the Washington Nationals in a three game series to kick off their 2014 season.

But before they take on Bryce Harper and those Nats, they made a couple roster moves that feature pitchers Matt Harvey and Jon Niese.

Right handed pitcher Matt Harvey was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury. As we all know, Harvey is currently fighting his way back from Tommy John surgery. The 25 year old starting pitcher was hoping to avoid the surgery last year, but there was absolutely no way around it.

As of right now, it looks like he may not pitch at all during the 2014 season since he underwent surgery late last year. Left handed pitcher Jon Niese was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to the March 21st move with a left elbow injury.

This will be  short stay on the disabled list for Niese, as he’s scheduled to start against the Cincinnati Reds on April 6th.

Mets re-assigned catcher Taylor Teagarden, Anthony Seratelli and Eric Campbell to Minor League camp. Teagarden had a shot at cracking the Major League roster but was unable to do so.

Teagarden hit .222/.256/.306 across the line but struck up nearly 20 times through 36 at-bats. The 30 year old infielder will provide the team with depth on the farm.

Seratelli recorded only four RBI’s off 10 hits through 22 games and 48 at-bats. He hit .208/.22/.271 across the line. Campbell appeared in 24 games during the Spring with the Mets, collecting 14 hits. One of those hits was a solo home run.

He managed to collect three RBI’s with a decent batting line of .304/.373/.500.

Mets selected the contract of infielder Omar Quintanilla. The 32 year old infielder will provide the team with some solid defense behind shortstop Ruben Tejada. He didn’t do much with his bat during the Spring, but his defense is what made him stand out.

Tags: Jon Niese Matt Harvey New York Mets Omar Quintanilla Taylor Teagarden

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