Harvey to Try Rehab...Rangers GM Expects Washington to Return 9/18/13
Matt Harvey will try to rehab his injured elbow without reconstructive surgery in an effort to pitch for the New York Mets next season.
Harvey will soon begin a throwing program designed to last as much as six to eight weeks, although Tommy John surgery remains a possibility. If he feels pain or other symptoms that hinder his pitching, he likely will need the operation that will force him to miss the 2014 season.
The 24-year-old pitcher was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament by Mets doctors on Aug. 26.
In other major league news, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says it's his full expectation that manager Ron Washington will return next season. The vote of confidence came hours before the Rangers ended a seven-game losing streak that dropped them out of contention for the AL West title and left their playoff hopes in doubt.
Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-kahr-nah-see-OHN') needs surgery on his left wrist and will miss the remainder of the season. The Blue Jays are also shutting down All-Star lefty Brett Cecil for the final 13 games due to a sore elbow.