Matt Harvey had a rough start Saturday for the first time since returning from Tommy John elbow surgery and Mets manager Terry Collins thinks the 26-year-old right-hander is “going through some of that dead arm stuff that sometimes happens.”
There are no plans to have Harvey examined further and according to Collins he’s going to start Friday with one extra day of rest, so clearly the Mets don’t view it as a significant problem.
After the poor start Harvey told reporters: “My arm feels fine, my body feels fine.”
And even with the four-inning, seven-run start included in his overall numbers this season Harvey has a 2.91 ERA and 60/10 K/BB ratio in 59 innings to rank among the NL’s best pitchers.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Pitcher Jesus Luzardo became the second player in two days to beat the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration and was awarded $2.45 million.
Miami had argued for $2.1 million during a hearing Thursday before a panel of John Stout, Melinda Gordon and Richard Bloch.
AL batting champion Luis Arraez, an All-Star infielder acquired by the Marlins from Minnesota last month, was awarded a $6.1 million salary on Thursday rather than the team’s $5 million figure.
Luzardo, a 25-year-old left-hander, was 4-7 with a 3.32 ERA in 18 starts last year, striking out 120 and walking 35 in 100 1/3 innings. He is 13-18 with a 3.59 ERA in 45 starts and 16 relief appearances over four big league seasons.
Luzardo made $715,000 last season and was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He can become a free agent after the 2026 season.
Players have won two of three decisions this year, with about 20 more scheduled for hearings.
Seattle defeated Diego Castillo in the first decision this year on Wednesday, and the relief pitcher will get a raise to $2.95 million rather than his request of $3,225,000.
A decision is being held for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Hunter Renfroe, whose case was argued Monday.