Mets right-hander Matt Harvey will have season-ending shoulder surgery to address his thoracic outlet syndrome, agent Scott Boras told Adam Rubin of ESPN.com.
Harvey was recently placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder discomfort and had the option to wait until the offseason to go under the knife. He will instead end his season early in hopes of being able to return fully healthy in 2017.
Harvey, 27, has had the worst season of his career so far, pitching to a 4-10 record and 4.86 ERA in 17 starts for the Mets. Some have speculated about health woes since the beginning of the season, though the diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome did not come until late this week.
Harvey is not the only Mets starter to be dealing with an arm injury at this point, as Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz reportedly have bone chips in their elbows. New York may be forced into surveying the starting pitching market, despite having what was previously thought of the league’s best rotation.