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Mets put struggling Harvey on DL with shoulder discomfort

NEW YORK (AP) Struggling pitcher Matt Harvey has been placed on the disabled list by the New York Mets because of right shoulder discomfort.

The team announced the move in a news release Wednesday, after reporters had left the clubhouse following New York's 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.

Harvey was put on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. The Mets say he was seen by team doctors and referred to Dr. Robert Thompson for further examination Thursday in St. Louis. The right-hander had been scheduled to start Saturday night against Max Scherzer and the NL East-leading Washington Nationals.

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Harvey is 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA in 17 starts. He hasn't won since May 30, but he and the team had insisted all season he was healthy.

The former ace was tagged for six runs - five earned - and 11 hits over 3 2/3 innings Monday against Miami before the Mets rallied from a 6-0 deficit to win.