Mets RHP Matt Harvey's next rehab start, which was supposed to be for High-A St. Lucie on Saturday, will instead be with Binghamton on Saturday due to the threat of inclement weather in Florida.
The Mets are projecting an early-September return for Harvey, manager Terry Collins said on Tuesday, adding that the team wants him to throw 80-to-85 pitches during his next rehab start.
Harvey (scapula) allowed two runs on four hits in three innings for Double-A Binghamton on Monday in his third rehab start.
His fastball during the start ranged from 89 to 93 MPH, and his breaking ball did not look very good, a scout told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The same scout added that Harvey seemed to be struggling with his release point.
Harvey has a 3.86 ERA (three earned runs in 7.0 innings) so far during three rehab starts.
The 28-year-old tossed three scoreless innings for Brooklyn last Wednesday night in what was his second rehab start. He allowed one hit while striking out three. In his first outing with Brooklyn, he allowed one run on one hit and a walk.
Harvey posted a 5.25 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 54 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings (13 starts) this season before landing on the DL in mid-June.
He is eligible for arbitration following the season and is slated to become a free agent after 2018.