Mets suspend Matt Harvey for violating team rules

The New York Mets have suspended starting pitcher Matt Harvey three games for violating team rules, general manager Sandy Alderson announced Sunday.

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Harvey did not show up to the ballpark on Saturday for the team's 7:05 p.m. game against the Miami Marlins.

Source close to Harvey says he had migraine and cited possible communication issue with #Mets. Team evidently saw it differently.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 7, 2017

Rosenthal notes that Harvey will not be paid for three days he's away from the team, due to the nature of the suspension, but he can appeal.

Suspensions for violating team rules generally are unpaid (as this one is). Harvey can appeal directly to independent arbitrator.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 7, 2017

Any appeal by Harvey would be based upon whether three-game suspension is appropriate given facts and circumstances of case.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 7, 2017

Harvey was scheduled to start on Sunday afternoon but the Mets recalled lefty Adam Wilk from Triple-A Las Vegas to start in Harvey's place.

Harvey is 22 on the season with a 5.14 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.


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