Mets general manager Sandy Alderson discusses the decision to designate Matt Harvey for assignment. Chris Iseman, Staff Writer, @chrisiseman
The New York Mets could trade former All-Star pitcher Matt Harvey after they designated him for assignment Saturday, and the Cincinnati Reds have emerged as a potential suitor, SNY’s Andy Martino reported Monday night.
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The San Francisco Giants have “strong interest” in Harvey, according to major league sources, but there are still other teams in the mix. Sources cautioned that no deal was done, and that was unlikely to change on Monday night. The Giants were not a sure thing to land Harvey, despite their interest.
League sources also identified the Cincinnati Reds as a team that has emerged with interest in Harvey. SNY previously reported that the Rangers and Mariners have interest.
Harvey is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA in eight appearances this season for the Mets. Last season, he posted a 6.70 ERA in 19 appearances, with 21 home runs allowed in 92 2/3 innings.
He was an All-Star in 2013 with a 9-5 record and 2.27 ERA in 178 1/3 innings, finishing fourth in National League Cy Young Award voting. And in 2015, he was 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA in 189 1/3 innings.
In six career appearances against the Reds, Harvey is 4-0 with a 2.63 ERA, with just two home runs allowed in 37 2/3 innings. In his only two career starts at Great American Ball Park, Harvey is 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA, with no homers allowed in 14 1/3 innings.
In Monday’s series opener at GABP, the Mets earned a 7-6 win against the Reds.