Matt Harvey will undergo surgery to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome within the next week or so, his agent, Scott Boras, said Friday. The operation for the condition, in which nerves or blood vessels are compressed between the neck and the upper torso, will end Harvey’s 2016 season.
Unlike ever before, Harvey has struggled this season. In 17 starts, he had a 4-10 record and a 4.86 E.R.A., the highest in the Mets’ rotation. He was not able to consistently maintain his pitching mechanics, and his command suffered.
“Matt didn’t feel his control has been right since spring training,” Boras said.
After his rough start Monday, Harvey told the Mets that his right arm felt dead and that he could not feel the ball. Mets officials said it was the first time Harvey expressed any issues about his health this season.
“It was more pronounced on Monday,” Boras said. He added later about Harvey’s command issues this…