Matt Harvey took responsibility for his actions with address to teammates, press conference

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Mets starter Matt Harvey addressed his teammates in the clubhouse on Tuesday for 10-15 minutes, Newsday’s Marc Carig reports. According to Carig, Harvey was on the verge of tears and his address was taken as genuine and heartfelt. Harvey “basically rehashed it all,” taking responsibility for his teammates.

Harvey also addressed the situation  in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. Per ESPN, Harvey said, “Yes, I was out on Friday night, past curfew. I did play golf Saturday morning and I put myself in a bad place to be ready to show up for a ballgame. It is my responsibility and I take full blame for that.”

Harvey added, “I’m looking forward to getting everything back on track and helping this organization moving forward. They have my word on that.”

The Harvey saga has been at the forefront of the baseball news cycle since the weekend. Harvey no-showed at Citi Field on Saturday, saying that he came down with the worst headache of his life.  After Harvey texted pitching coach Dan Warthen that he wouldn’t make it to the ballpark, the Mets sent security personnel to Harvey’s apartment in Manhattan to see if his story checked out. Because he missed the 3 PM notice deadline to take a sick day and because Harvey had other lateness infractions, the team decided to suspend him without pay for three games. Harvey felt that the team was singling him out. Manager Terry Collins and Harvey’s teammates didn’t exactly endorse him when asked by the media on Monday.

Hopefully, Harvey has done enough to nip the situation in the bud so he and the Mets can get back to focusing on not using the 10-day disabled list.

Mets sign Vance Worley and Scott Copeland

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The Mets have signed pitchers Vance Worley and Scott Copeland minor league deals.

Worley had signed with the Reds in January but was cut by Cincinnati after failing to impress in spring training. That comes on the heels of a disastrous 2017 in which he pitched in 24 games for the Marlins, 12 as a starter, and posted an ugly 6.91 ERA, giving up 99 hits in 71.2 innings. He was much better in 2016 with the Orioles, in which he had a 3.53 ERA with a much lower hit rate in 31 relief appearances and four starts. As is so often the case, when a guy has some good year, as Worley has, he’ll get two or three or sometimes more chances to show he’s truly cooked. Worley will now try to make the most of it, most likely at Los Vegas.

Copeland with the Marlins last year too, though he spent all year at Triple-A. Copeland hasn’t appeared in a major league game since 2015, when he posted a 6.46 ERA in 15.1 innings with the Blue Jays.

Viva organizational depth.