The Mets on Monday said Harvey would be scratched from his Tuesday
start and he would not pitch the rest of spring training.
Tuesday's appearance was supposed to be Harvey's final start of the
spring before taking the mound for the Mets on Opening Day against
the Royals in Kansas City on Sunday night in a rematch of last
year's World Series.
The Mets said Harvey saw a "non-orthopedic" doctor, but revealed
Manager Terry Collins said it's "hard to say about Opening Day" when
asked about Harvey's status after the team said Harvey was being
shut down this week.
Collins added that Harvey's visit with the doctor was not related to
his pitching arm and said the righty's elbow was fine. He
characterized Harvey's ailment as a "mystery."
Cleveland starting right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall will open the
2016 season on the disabled list.
Chisenhall, a converted third baseman, injured his left wrist and
will give way to either Marlon Byrd or Collin Cowgill. He had been
cleared to play on Sunday, but on Monday reported the wrist was
sore. According to multiple reports, the Indians will put Chisenhall
on the 15-day DL later this week.
Manager Terry Francona said Chisenhall might have aggravated the
wrist by overcompensating for a right forearm issue.
The rebuilding Atlanta Braves released veteran outfielder Nick
Swisher, 35, who was acquired along with outfielder Michael Bourn
from the Cleveland Indians in August, was due to make $15 million
this year, the most of any Braves player.
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Despite being released, the Braves are responsible to pay Swisher
unless he is picked up by another team, which would reduce their
portion of the $15 million.
The Toronto Blue Jays claimed catcher/first baseman Jesus Montero
To clear a spot on the Toronto roster, catcher A.J. Jimenez was
designated for assignment.
Montero, 26, appeared in 38 games with the Mariners last season,
hitting .223 with five home runs and 19 RBIs.
Montero was acquired by Seattle from the New York Yankees on Jan.
20, 2012. He has appeared in 226 major league games, batting .253
with 28 homers and 104 RBIs. (Editing by Larry Fine) ))
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