Matt Harvey has been suspended three days without pay for a violation of club rules, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced this morning. Originally scheduled to start this afternoon against the Marlins, he will be replaced by Adam Wilk, a 29-year-old minor-league signing who did not pitch at all in the majors last year.
The Mets have not disclosed anything about Harvey’s violation, and it seems that they’d like to keep it that way:
DiComo, the team’s MLB.com beat reporter, noted that manager Terry Collins held a team meeting to discuss the “situation” about two hours before first pitch this morning. Harvey’s suspension technically began yesterday and will run through Monday.
Important Update (11:10 a.m. ET): From Newsday Mets beat reporter Marc Carig:
He’s referring, of course, to the big black dildo spotted in Kevin Plawecki’s locker on Friday.
And another update (1:00 p.m. ET): Paul Lo Duca and Matt Harvey never overlapped on the Mets, but the former catcher shared something that seems to indicate some inside knowledge.
Meanwhile, Collins elaborated just a tiiiiiny bit more in a radio interview (i.e., that it’s something that made the club believe that baseball is not his top priority right now):