Matt Harvey to be skipped on next turn, could return next weekend vs. Yankees

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson ran through the tentative rest-of-season plan for Matt Harvey in a chat with the media ahead of Wednesday night’s series finale against the Nationals.

Per beat writer Marc Carig of Newsday, the right-hander will be skipped on his next turn through the Mets’ rotation — with Logan Verrett likely filling in — but could then return for next weekend’s series against the crosstown Yankees. Harvey will be called on for the Mets’ final regular-season series against the Nats if he’s needed. If the Mets have already wrapped up the National League East at that point, he might just be saved for the playoffs.

That seems like a lot of time off for a guy who’s been charging hard and in a very nice groove for going on six months, but this is apparently the blueprint that has been agreed upon between Harvey, his agent Scott Boras, and the Mets’ management team.

Harvey allowed a career-high-matching seven earned runs on Tuesday night against the Nationals, but the Mets wound up winning anyway and currently hold a six-game division lead over Washington.

Harvey, 26, has a 2.88 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 164/36 K/BB ratio in 171 2/3 total innings this season.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.