Matt Harvey Will Undergo Tommy John Surgery

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Rich Schultz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has elected to undergo Tommy John surgery that will sideline him the entire 2014 season.

Harvey made the decision on Friday and Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery later this month.

“Based on the conversations that I had with both of the doctors, I felt this would be the right decision,” Alderson said on Friday. “So in that sense I’m happy Matt has reached the same conclusion.”

Harvey was set to begin a rehab program, but decided to go with the surgery instead.

“I think Matt came to this decision through the course of his rehab prior to commencing throwing in part because, No.1, he had quite a bit of time to think about it,” Alderson said. “Perhaps his initial, more emotional response to the injury and his sort of adamant desire to rehab was reconsidered over time. … After a period of time, he just decided based on all the information that he had that this was a more sort of reasoned approach to the injury.”

Alderson has said this will not change the way the Mets head into the offseason with free agents.

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