The Mets held a press conference this afternoon at Citi Field, during which Matt Harvey apologized for the actions that led to a three-game suspension, which he served from Saturday May 6 through Monday May 8. Harvey’s opening statement read as follows:
"First of, as I just did with my teammates and all of the coaches, I apologized for my actions and I do apologize for my actions. Obviously, I’m extremely embarrassed by my actions. I apologized to my teammates, to the Mets organization, to the Wilpons, all the way down, to the Mets fans for doing what I did. Yes, I was out on Friday night past curfew. I did play golf Saturday morning, and I put myself in a bad place to be ready for showing up to a ballgame. That is my responsibility. I take full blame for that and I’ve apologized to my teammates, I’ve apologized to the coaches, and I’m doing everything in my power so that never happens again. And like I’ve said, I’m extremely embarrassed for my actions and I’m looking forward to getting things back on track and doing everything I can to help this team win and help this organization moving forward and they all have my word on that one."
Harvey said that there is “not currently” a grievance against the Mets filed with the Major League Baseball Player’s Association, and it would seem odd for one to be filed at this point. Harvey is taking responsibility for his actions, and to file a grievance would seem to suggest the opposite position.
Harvey will start on Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers.