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Mets RHP Matt Harvey threw off the mound in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday, throwing 25 total pitches, including five warm ups.

It was his second time throwing off a mound since having Tommy John surgery last year.


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Harvey later told reporters that he was surprised he felt as good as he did, and his desire to pitch in a game during 2014 has not changed (Santucci, Aug. 5).

Mets GM Sandy Alderson has repeatedly said Harvey is not likely to pitch in the big leagues this season. However, it’s possible he could pitch briefly in the fall instructional league, which spans late September and early October in Florida (ESPN, July 30).

Harvey also posted video of his throwing session to his Instagram, as well as an image from the film The Dark Knight Rises, a reference to his nickname, with the caption "Rising!"

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Jeremy Hefner posted the following photo during Harvey's session (Twitter, Aug. 5):


Harvey, 25, had Tommy John surgery last October. He told reporters in May that he hoped to pitch off a mound in June, but the Mets didn’t allow it.

“I know if I get on a mound and something happens, it will be awful, just terrible to go through this again,” Harvey said in early July (Daily News, July 13). “But I also know that [general manager Sandy Alderson] will take the bulk of the criticism for it if something happens to me. I get why they want me to wait, but it doesn’t make it easier.”

Alderson has repeatedly said Harvey is not likely to pitch in the big leagues this season. However, it’s possible he will pitch briefly in the fall instructional league, which spans late September and early October in Florida (ESPN, July 30).

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