Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Mets trade former ace Matt Harvey to Reds C Devin Mesoraco

Mets trade former ace Matt Harvey to Reds C Devin Mesoraco

The Belfast-born pitcher got a strike out in the New York Mets' 7-6 win at the Cincinnati Reds.

The 29-year-old was hurt while batting Wednesday against Atlanta, and after an MRI and scan NY said he had been given the OK to make Monday's start at Cincinnati.

"We've acquired Devin Mesoraco from Cincinnati for Matt Harvey", the Mets said on their official Twitter page.

The Mets could use some good injury news, because they're certainly not getting any now.

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Harvey will join the Reds later this week in Los Angeles, the team announced. The move was retroactive to Thursday, making deGrom eligible to be activated May 13, when the Mets play a series finale at Philadelphia.

Harvey was designated for assignment by the Mets on Saturday after declining to be optioned to the minor leagues. After last season, the Mets (70-92) and Collins came to an agreement. The Reds chose to take a chance on Harvey, who lost his spot in the Mets' rotation after four starts and was hit hard in four relief appearances. The Mets went on to lose 7-0. He's batting.220 in 18 games with one homer and three RBI.

General manager Dick Williams said the Reds checked into Harvey's off-field conduct - he was suspended for three days without pay last May for skipping a game following a late night on the town - but were mostly concerned about his recent pitching.

The 29-year-old Mesoraco also has significantly declined because of injuries since his All-Star season in 2014, when he led all major catchers with 25 homers and 80 RBIs. But in the 2015-2017 seasons, he hit.191 in just 95 games because of a litany of health issues including operations on both hips, a broken foot, and surgery on his left shoulder.

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