The plan is likely to begin next Sunday against the Yankees.
Rookie Logan Verrett will start Monday in place of Harvey against the Marlins at Citi Field, meaning Harvey will have 11 days rest between his most recent and next start.
Terry Collins said Sean Gilmartin, Erik Goeddel and Tim Stauffer will likely piggyback Harvey's starts through the remainder of the regular season.
The Mets feel this plan will help keep Harvey sharp for the postseason, as opposed to keeping him inactive for long stretches, after which he'd be asked to fire up back up for full starts in October.
Harvey has thrown 171 2/3 innings, during his first season back from Tommy John surgery. His agent, Scott Boras, has said he would like to see Harvey limited to 180 innings.
"We're all on the same page," Collins declared. "We've got to get him on the mound a little more consistently, every 12 days is not a good scenario."