The Mets have suspended Matt Harvey for three days without pay for “a violation of club rules” and have called up Adam Wilk from Las Vegas to start in his place today in the team’s series finale against the Marlins. The team didn’t get into any specifics about the reason for the suspension, and manager Terry Collins would prefer to keep it that way. And the suspension technically started yesterday.
Through six starts this year, Harvey has a 5.14 ERA and 5.78 FIP in 35.0 innings. His strikeout rate is a very low 5.14 per nine innings, and he’s had issues with allowing home runs in his return from surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Adam Wilk has made six starts in Triple-A Las Vegas this year after signing a minor league deal with the Mets in the offseason. He has a 5.91 ERA and 4.52 FIP in 32.0 innings there, though the offensive environment of the Pacific Coast League should be taken into account when judging all pitchers there. He’s pitched 26.1 major league innings in his career and has a 6.49 ERA and 6.48 FIP in those.