Scientist: Matt Harvey Could Return in 2014
Matt Harvey has been insistent upon returning to a Major League mound at some point before the end of the 2014 season. Is that a realistic goal? Should he be prevented from doing so?
Also, is it really dangerous for Jenrry Mejia to pitch from the bullpen? Are his concerns for his health as a reliever legitimate?
According to sport kinesiologist Angel Borrelli, Harvey’s goal is completely realistic — so long as he’s feeling well, his rehab continues progressing positively, and there are no setbacks. She also outlines a general rehab schedule for returning to the mound, in a podcast interview you can hear below.
Also in the podcast, the scientist discusses Jenrry Mejia’s concerns about pitching from the bullpen, as opposed to starting.
Finally, she busts a myth recently propagated by Zack Greinke suggesting that the slider is a dangerous pitch.
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