Mets lose Harvey for year; Cespedes, Syndergaard leave game early

Matt Harvey
Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws during the first inning against the White Sox on May 30.
(Seth Wenig / Associated Press)

The New York Mets said Matt Harvey will have season-ending surgery for a thoracic outlet syndrome injury, a sometimes career-threatening condition caused by the compression of nerves, blood vessels or both in the area between the neck and armpit. Harvey went 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA this season. 

Mets stars Yoenis Cespedes and Noah Syndergaard left New York’s game against Washington Friday night with injuries. Cespedes was pulled after three innings with a strained right quadriceps. Syndergaard, pitching with a bone spur in his right elbow, exited with two outs in the fifth.


Boston acquired Arizona closer Brad Ziegler for minor league pitcher Jose Almonte and infielder Luis Alejandro Basabe, and acquired utility man Michael Martinez from Cleveland for cash. . . .


Toronto outfielder Michael Saunders and San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt won the online vote for the final two All-Star spots. . . .

Pitchers Bartolo Colon of the Mets and Max Scherzer of Washington will replace Madison Bumgarner and Stephen Strasburg as NL All-Stars. . . .

The Nationals put first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list with a rib-cage strain and sent top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito to triple A. . . .


Pittsburgh promoted first base prospect Josh Bell and demoted touted pitcher Tyler Glasnow. . . .

Oakland’s Coco Crisp was suspended one game for throwing a bat near an umpire. . . .

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