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Matt Harvey scratched from final spring start, Opening Day also in question

The team insists Harvey's arm is fine, but he might miss some time with an undisclosed medical issue.

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Harvey has been scratched from his spring training start tomorrow because of an undisclosed medical issue. Mets manager Terry Collins stressed that the injury was not serious and that Harvey's arm is fine. The Mets are saying that it's possible Harvey won't be ready for his Opening Day start in Kansas City on Sunday.

General manager Sandy Alderson cautioned everyone about jumping to conclusions, and Mike Puma of the Post reported that "a person with knowledge of Harvey's situation says this isn't major."'s Anthony DiComo reported it as a "non-baseball medical issue."

Last year, in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, Harvey had a 2.71 ERA and 3.05 FIP in 189.1 innings in the regular season. In four postseason starts, he had a 3.04 ERA and 3.10 FIP. He pitched in the final game of the season, the Mets' Game 5 loss to the Royals in the World Series.