Former New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey reportedly signs a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics.
Matt Harvey has landed on his fourth organization in the last two seasons.
On Wednesday night, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported that the former New York Mets pitcher has signed a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics. The Los Angeles Angels recently released Harvey on July 21 after designating him for assignment.
Harvey’s agreement with A’s is minors deal
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 15, 2019
Harvey was with the Mets from 2012-2018. He missed the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October of 2013. Harvey was part of the 2015 team that lost the World Series against the Kansas City Royals. The Mets traded him to the Cincinnati Reds after eight games (four starts) in 2018, which saw Harvey go 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA.
The right-hander then signed a one-year, $11 million guaranteed deal with the Angels this past December.
In 12 starts (59.2 innings pitched) with the Angels this season, Harvey sported a record of 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA and a 1.542 WHIP. He additionally struck out 39 batters and walked 29. Harvey has a lifetime ERA of 4.04 and a lifetime WHIP of 1.226.
Harvey will begin in the minors with Oakland in hopes for a call-up up to the majors at some point. The A’s starting rotation has been one of the best in the majors in 2019.
They’re currently tied for eighth in the MLB with a 4.01 ERA, which is a big reason they’re 68-52 this year. They still sit 9.5 games behind the Houston Astros in the American League West division, as well as sit 2.0 games back in the AL Wild Card standings.