Mets RHPs Noah Syndergaard (torn lat) and Matt Harvey (scapula) are close to beginning throwing programs, GM Sandy Alderson said on Friday.
Syndergaard has been out since April 30 due to a torn lat and had has been pain-free since last month. However, he said at the time that he wanted to be extra cautious due to the nature of his injury.
The 24-year-old Syndergaard, who is on the 60-day disabled list, has a 3.29 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with two walks and 32 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings (five starts) this season.
Harvey was placed on the disabled list on June 16 due to a stress injury to the scapula bone in his throwing shoulder, with Alderson saying at the time that Harvey was expected to miss "several weeks."
Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the injury to Harvey, who had been complaining of "dead arm," was new.
"I tried to battle through it and see if it would progressively get better as the game went on as it has in the past," Harvey said after his start on June 14, when his fastball velocity dipped as low as 86 MPH. "It's been a very difficult year, a lot of ups and downs. A lot of discomfort, trying to battle through and strengthen areas that I'm not used to. It's been rough."
Harvey has a 5.25 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 54 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings (13 starts) this season.