- Associated Press - Sunday, May 7, 2017

NEW YORK — The New York Mets have scratched Matt Harvey for his scheduled start Sunday against the Miami Marlins and suspended the right-hander three days for a violation of team rules.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson would not disclose Harvey’s violation, saying only that his suspension was effective Saturday and that he had been sent home.

Left-hander Adam Wilk was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to start in Harvey’s place.

Also this week, the Mets were caught in a controversy when a photo hit social media showing a sex toy prominently displayed in a player’s locker. Kevin Plawecki later explained the sex toy was just a prank.

Saturday, New York’s ace starter, Noah Syndergaard, was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a torn muscle behind his right arm. Sunday, he was transferred to the 60-day disables list. He is likely out until the All-Star break.

New York entered Sunday 14-15, which was good for second place in the National League East. The Mets are already 6.5 games behind the first-place Washington Nationals.

The Washington Times contributed to this report.


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