Super Agent Scott Boras said yesterday that he expects his client, Mets starter Matt Harvey, to be back to 100 percent for the start of spring training.
Harvey underwent surgery in mid-July for thoracic outlet syndrome, which is an impingement of nerves and arteries in the shoulder. The procedure involves removing a rib in order to free compressed nerves, which sounds absolutely horrible, but that’s what they do. Harvey began playing catch recently and, according to Boras, immediately felt “big relief” after the procedure.
Boras said that Harvey should be on track to report to spring training, healthy and on time, in February.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.
The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.
Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.
The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.
Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.