Matt Harvey tweaked his hamstring last night but will not miss a start

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The Mets had a load of fun pummeling the Phillies last night, but there was at least some cause for concern as starter Matt Harvey left the game with a tight hamstring.

He was likely leaving soon anyway, having tossed 92 pitches in five and two-thirds, but he left a tad early after tweaking something while covering first base.

After the game Terry Collins said that Harvey felt fine and he is not expected to miss a start. Still, with Harvey’s injury history, anything less than 100% out of him will at least make you raise an eyebrow. Or furrow one. I dunno, you should probably do something with your eyebrow. Your choice.

Harvey has made two starts on the season. So far he’s 2-0 and has given up four earned runs in 12.1 innings while striking out 10 and walking only one.

Japanese outfielder Yoshida to negotiate with MLB teams

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SAN DIEGO — Outfielder Masataka Yoshida will be able to negotiate with Major League Baseball teams starting Wednesday under the posting system with the Japanese big leagues.

A member of Japan’s Olympic team last year, Yoshida will be posted at 8 a.m. EST on Wednesday and MLB teams have until 5 p.m. EST on Jan. 20 to reach an agreement, the commissioner’s office said Tuesday.

The 29-year-old hit .335 with 21 homers and 88 RBIs in 119 games this year for the Orix Buffaloes of Japan’s Pacific League. A left-handed batter, he has a .327 average with 133 homers and 467 RBIs over seven seasons in the Japanese majors.

Yoshida hit .350 with two RBIs as Japan won last year’s Olympic gold medal.

Under 2017 changes to the posting system, the posting fee will be 20% of the first $25 million of a major league contract, including earned bonuses and options. The percentage drops to 17.5% of the next $25 million and 15% of any amount over $50 million. There would be a supplemental fee of 15% of any earned bonuses, salary escalators and exercised options.

Hard-throwing right-hander Kodai Senga, another member of the Olympic team, is a free agent and does not have to go through the posting system because he has 11 seasons of service time in the Japanese major leagues.

Senga, who turns 30 in January, was 11-6 with a 1.94 ERA in 22 starts for the Pacific League’s Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. He pitched three scoreless innings in two outings against the U.S. in the Olympics, allowing one hit and striking out six with two walks.