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Why The Mets Suspended Pitcher Matt Harvey Today

The New York Mets suspended their star pitcher without pay today.

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended three days without pay, the franchise announced today.

Harvey, 28, was suspended for a violation of team rules.

According to a report by the New York Daily News, Harvey's suspension "stems" from a number of issues dating back to last year.

The All-Star pitcher has gotten in trouble before for missing team meeting and mandatory workouts.

From their report:

Matt Harvey has been suspended for three days without pay for violating club rules, Sandy Alderson announced Sunday. Though Alderson wouldn’t say what the starting pitcher was disciplined for, team sources said the suspension stems from a compilation of issues dating back to last year. The suspension is not related to the sex toy spotted in Kevin Plawecki’s locker on Friday night, a source said.

Mets owner Fred Wilpon and COO Jeff Wilpon were spotted on the field having a heated conversation before Saturday’s game, according to an industry source. The two were believed to be discussing decisions related to the matter.

Former New York Met Paul Lo Duca says he can't defend Harvey for what he did.

Harvey, once thought of as one of the best pitchers in the game, has been bad this season. He has a 5.14 ERA through six starts.

The Mets are currently losing to the Marlins, 4-0.

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