After he refused an assignment to the minors, the Mets will designate Matt Harvey for assignment, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said on Friday. Calling Harvey "a cornerstone of certainly my tenure here," Alderson said Harvey "really didn't express any rationale" for refusing the minor league assignment.
Manager Mickey Callaway said Harvey's stuff in the bullpen "just wasn't playing up like it probably should," and that he feels he and pitching coach Dave Eiland failed Harvey.
Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | This is a sad day for the Mets. And a sad day for Matt Harvey. Despite everything that has happened since October of 2015, including Harvey's personal behavior that sometimes overshadowed what he did on the field, this is the end of an era. And in the summers of 2012, 2013, and 2015, no one could have imagined that things between the Mets and Harvey would end as they did on Friday afternoon...