New York Mets starter Matt Harvey has been suspended by the club for three days without pay for violating team rules, as first reported by MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.
Originally slated to start on Sunday against the Miami Marlins, Harvey was sent home instead. Left-hander Adam Wilk started in his place.
In order for the Mets to make space for Wilk on the 40-man roster, they transferred Noah Syndergaard, who is nursing a torn lat, to the 60-day disabled list.
Manager Terry Collins opted not to disclose the violations that brought about Harvey’s suspension.
However, sources have told Newsday’s Marc Carig that it has nothing to do with the sex toy that was placed in backup catcher Kevin Plawecki’s locker on Friday night. Fox Sports’ Kevin Rosenthal reported that it was because Harvey did not show up to Citi Field on Saturday.
Harvey told sources, via FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, that it was a miscommunication that has led to his suspension. He played golf earlier on Saturday before a headache forced him to head home, though he said he notified the team. He will file a grievance against the team.