Mets Morning News: Harvey has torn UCL, treatment to be determined

Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

New York Mets related news and links for August 27, 2013

The big news yesterday did not involve the way the Mets played on the field, but they had a game nonetheless. Zack Wheeler and Cliff Lee got locked into a pretty fantastic pitcher's duel, which resulted in a Phillies win. Video highlights can be found here, while the box score can be found here.

The game was a bit of an afterthought due to the news that Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL. Sandy Alderson spoke on the matter, and said that how the injury is treated is still yet to be determined. There's a very good chance that we don't see Harvey in 2014 though, and that's a scary thought.

Harvey isn't the only one that got bad news yesterday, as Jeremy Hefner is set to undergo Tommy John surgery as well. That means that Hefner will likely miss the entire 2014 season, and won't be a part of the group trying to replace Matt Harvey. Marc Normandin doesn't think that should significantly alter the plan this offseason though,

Chase Huchingson was suspended for 50 games yesterday for his second failed test involving 'drugs of abuse'. Jack Leathersich was demoted to AA Binghamton to fill his spot on the roster.

Several players have been brought back to New York in the event that the Mets make a few trades in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline.

Yesterday at AA

We had performance meters for you yesterday, with both pitchers and hitters getting some attention.

You can check out how the kids on the farm performed yesterday in this morning's farm report.

Aaron took a look at the series with the Phillies ahead of last night's game.

Around Baseball

The Mets and Phillies were the only teams in the NL East to play yesterday, so the Mets lost a little bit of ground on everyone with the loss.

Carlos Beltran's Cardinals took sole possession of first place in the NL Central yesterday after a 5-run 7th inning.

The Blue Jays had lost 10 in a row to the Yankees before last night, but the awesomeness of R.A. Dickey prevailed.

Dave Cameron pondered why the Angels aren't very good this year, despite having Mike Trout .

BtB did a pair of pieces on Clayton Kershaw and Matt Harvey in the race for the Cy Young, a race which effectively ended yesterday when the news of Harvey's injury broke.

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