Matt Harvey throws simulated game, takes break until 2015

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In what’s expected to be his final throwing of 2014, rehabbing Mets right-hander Matt Harvey tossed a simulated game this afternoon at Citi Field.

General manager Sandy Alderson told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that Harvey was clocking in at 95 miles per hour “pretty consistently” and was able to throw everything except sliders as he comes back from Tommy John elbow surgery.

Harvey has repeatedly talked about planning make the Opening Day start for the Mets in 2015. That certainly isn’t set in stone yet, but Alderson talked about wanting to get Harvey in a place where he could head into the offseason feeling confident in his status:

Everything we were trying to accomplish this season has been accomplished. From our standpoint, we want to make sure he was physically back to a level that would ensure he wasn’t behind in spring training. And then, secondly, he needed to be back to a state mentally where he felt comfortable going into next season and the uncertainty has been eliminated. We feel we’re at that point.

And now he’ll take some time off before picking things back up again in preparation for spring training.