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Mets suspend Matt Harvey 3 games for violating team rules

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UPDATE: Harvey was suspended after failing to show up at the ballpark on Saturday, according to FOX’s Ken Rosenthal. Harvey reportedly had a migraine and decided not to attend Saturday’s game, citing a “miscommunication issue” with the club as the reason for his suspension. Harvey plans to file a grievance against the team, according to FanRag’s Jon Heyman.

ORIGINAL: The Mets have suspended starter Matt Harvey three games without pay for violating team rules and he will miss his start today against the Marlins, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

Starting in Harvey’s place will be Adam Wilk, who was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas. To make room for Wilk on the roster, the Mets placed ace Noah Syndergaard on the 60-day disabled list.

Harvey’s suspension began Saturday, according to DiComo, which means it will last through Monday. DiComo also tweeted that the Mets “will not reveal any details” on the matter. Mets manager Terry Collins told DiComo that they were handling it “in-house.”

An All-Star in 2013 who helped the Mets reach the World Series in 2015, Harvey has not been the same pitcher since then. Last year, he went 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP in 17 starts before being shut down to because he had Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Since recovering from surgery, things have not got any better for the one dubbed “The Dark Knight.” In six starts, Harvey has a 5.14 ERA while going 2-2. In his last two starts, both that resulted in losses against the Braves, he has given up 12 earned runs in 9 23 innings pitched. The first of those starts was on short notice, as he filled in Syndergaard on the mound after Syndergaard was scratched from the start due to a ‘tired arm.’

With Harvey not available until Tuesday, the Mets will try to get a win with Wilk on the hill. Wilk made six starts in Las Vegas this year after signing a minor league deal with the Mets in the offseason. He’s pitched 26 13 major league innings in his career and has a 6.49 ERA.