Matt Harvey, caught in traffic, finally shows at workout

Matt Harvey Is Not the NL Comeback Player of the Year


NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey finally made it to the New York Mets workout, and he had an explanation plenty of New Yorkers could understand — he was stuck in traffic.

When the star pitcher didn't initially show Tuesday, general manager Sandy Alderson did not know why. Alderson believed the Citi Field workout was mandatory for all players.

Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, also was in the dark at first. He told The Associated Press by phone he wasn't sure why his client wasn't there. But Harvey eventually showed and apologized for the late arrival.

New York opens its NL playoff series against the Dodgers on Friday night in Los Angeles. Harvey is to start Game 3 at Citi Field next Monday. The right-hander went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA this year in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

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Matt Harvey, caught in traffic, finally shows at workout

25. Jack Morris, Minnesota Twins (1991)

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24. Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins (1991)

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23. Troy Glaus, Anaheim Angels (2002)

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22. David Freese, St. Louis Cardinals (2011)

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21. Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies (2010)

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20. Hideki Matsui, New York Yankees (2009)

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19. Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals (2004-06, 2011)

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17. Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007)

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16. Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians (2016)

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15. Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks (2001)

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14. Edgar Renteria, Florida Marlins (1997)

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13. Aaron Boone, New York Yankees (2003)

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12. Carlos Beltran, Houston Astros (2004)

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11. Josh Beckett, Florida Marlins (2003)

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10. Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants (2002)

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7. Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants (2014)

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6. Andy Pettitte, New York Yankees (1998-2003)

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5. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox (2004, 2007, 2013)

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3. Derek Jeter, New York Yankees (1996-2006, 2009-2012)

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2. Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees (1996-2007, 2009-2011)

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