Here's what we know:
• Harvey had Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery six months ago Tuesday.
• Dr. James Andrews reportedly performed that surgery.
• Harvey tweeted a photo of himself in recovery wearing a surgical gown featuring an animal's paw — as baseball beat writer Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News noted.
• An aside: The photo also featured Harvey extending his left middle finger in jest.
• Perhaps pressured by his employer, Harvey deleted the tweet from his Twitter history.
• Not stopping there, Harvey deleted his entire Twitter account, which has been the focal point of disagreement in the past between the pitcher and the Mets.
• The Mets have shown a dislike for Harvey talking.
• Matt Harvey has not otherwise been heard from since.
• It is a curious thing for a hospital serving humans to have its patients wear gowns adorned with an animal's paw.
• If you do a certain kind of internet search for "Dr. Andrews Vet," the photo above of Dr. Andrew Turkell appears. No, he is not James Andrews, but he is a doctor and he's wearing O.R. scrubs with a similar "paw" logo to those worn by Matt Harvey in post-op. A groggy surgical patient easily could be confused.
• Next to the doctor and in front of an ominous-looking tube — big enough for a fully grown human to fit — is some kind of poodle-spaniel. Unless it's former Mets closer Armando Benitez.
Possible conclusion: Matt Harvey has been turned into a dog by someone he thought was Dr. James Andrews.
More on this as it develops.
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