MIAMI -- The Mets are sticking with their plan to have Matt Harvey pitch in the playoffs despite agent Scott Boras' claim on Friday that to push him past 180 innings "is putting the player in peril."
Boras made the explosive comments in an interview with CBSSports.com. Boras said the doctors who performed Harvey's Tommy John surgery have said he should not throw more than 180 innings this season, his first after the procedure. Harvey already has thrown 166 1/3 innings this year.
"These are doctors' opinions," Boras told CBSSports.com. "And club officials are not determining how many innings he can pitch. Matt Harvey would love to pitch. But the surgeon who saved his career and other surgeons consulted have said that for maximum safety he is not to exceed 180 innings for the year."
But the Mets have said all along they planned to restrict Harvey's innings during the regular season so he can pitch in the playoffs. That plan has not changed despite Boras' comments.
Harvey, who is scheduled to face the Nationals on Tuesday in his next outing, had a start skipped last month to preserve his innings. The Mets are expected to skip another of his starts before the end of the regular season.