Matt Harvey’s Opening Day start is in jeopardy after to a visit to a doctor Monday for what is only being described as a “non-baseball medical issue.” Sounds mysterious.
“It’s a non-baseball medical issue that we have to address,” Alderson said, according to ESPN New York, using the term again. “It came up this morning as far as I know. There will be some follow-up tests and consultation that will take place over the next couple of days.”
That was as far as Alderson would go, but did say it had nothing to do with his pitching arm. As far as Opening Day, “It’s way too premature for us to be discussing anything related to Opening Day,” Alderson said. “I understand Opening Day is not too far away (Sunday night), but we’re dealing with tomorrow, and we should know something more tomorrow — or the next day. But right now he’s not pitching tomorrow. That’s kind of where the story ends.
“I think it’s a little early to attach any level of concern. … I think we need to wait for more medical information before we decide it’s of concern, or great concern, or no concern.”
It would obviously be unfortunate of Matt Harvey could not go on Sunday, but from a baseball point of view it’s no big deal, according to Terry Collins, anyway. “We’re very lucky to have the pitching we’ve got in case he can’t go that we’ll have somebody else ready.”
So there you go. Now we sit and wait…