New York Mets

Only the New York Mets brass knew what was going on with the Dark Knight of Gotham, but now we can all exhale.

By Jeremy Fialkow

Wait a second.

Back up off the ledge.

He’s fine.

The mystery illness that had the Dark Knight scratched from his final Grapefruit League start was minor. Matt Harvey will live to pitch another day.

According to a report from the NY Daily News, Harvey’s was dealing with one large blood clot in his bladder, which he subsequently passed.


As time went by, the more anxious Mets Nation grew fearing the worst for their Opening Night starter.

Yesterday, General Manager Sandy Alderson said Harvey may have to go back to New York to undergo more tests.

Today, the reigning NL Comeback Player of the Year was back at spring camp and in high spirits.

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As the Wall Street Journal’s Michael Salfino eloquently points out, since the issue was reported, it’s likely not serious. It could have been kept confidential if Harvey wanted it that way.

ESPN’s Adam Rubin says the Harvey will pitch two innings in Wednesday’s spring training game against the Washington Nationals.

The flame throwing righty was all jokes Tuesday…or, maybe he was being serious.

Either way, the ordeal is an issue no more, and look for Harvey to be on the hill Sunday to battle the Kansas City Royals come Opening Night.

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Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.