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Mets say they haven't finalized a plan to limit Matt Harvey's innings

Sandy Alderson denied a report Monday that they had concretized regular season plans for Harvey.

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The Mets have a plan in place to limit Matt Harvey's innings, while having the ace available for the playoffs, writes USA Today's Bob Nightengale. According to an anonymous person familiar with the Mets' internal discussions, Harvey will make his next scheduled start on Tuesday in Washington, skip his start after, make one more regular season start, and then would not pitch again in the regular season unless needed for the Mets' final series with the Nationals. As for the playoffs, the report said that Harvey would not start more than once per series and could be limited to as few as 60 pitches per playoff start.

Mets' general manager Sandy Alderson reacted to the report by stating that any regular season plans are "tentative" and that nothing has been discussed as far as a playoff plan for Harvey.

Harvey's innings-limit has become a hot topic in Flushing over the last few days, after Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, told CBS's Jon Heyman that doctors suggested Harvey be hard-capped at 180 innings. Harvey is currently at 166.1 innings pitched on the season. On Saturday, Harvey stated to reporters that he always believed his innings limit to be 180, but then took to the Player's Tribune to write about his intent to pitch in the playoffs after his comments were met with much scrutiny from fans on social media.