Over the weekend Matt Harvey was handed a three-game suspension for violating club rules. Harvey was golfing earlier in the day and apparently developed a migraine and decided not to attend the game. Unfortunately, he failed to inform his team that he would not be attending until after he was suppose to arrive.
Upon his return, his manager Terry Collins expects him to apologize to his teammates.
“We’ll have a discussion and one thing he needs to do is, he needs to address some guys,” Collins said. “He can do it in a group, which is the easiest thing, I always think, or if he wants to do it individually he can do that. I’m just going to leave it to where he’s the most comfortable. As I said, we need to gets this thing behind us so however he wants to go about it, he can do that and I’ll sign off on that.”
“We have a policy here,” Collins said. “I thought it was the right thing to do. I know it’s dramatic, but I think any team in baseball would have probably reacted very similarly. And it wasn’t just Matt Harvey. Anybody in that room that misses a day and nobody knows about it, we’ve got to do the same thing.”
Matt Harvey is expected back in the lineup as of this Friday against the Brewers.