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Mets' Harvey undergoes Tommy John surgery

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The New York Mets declared Matt Harvey's Tommy John surgery a success.

The right-hander had a partial tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament repaired Tuesday by orthopedist James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla., the team announced on Twitter. Harvey, who started for the National League in July's All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York, is expected to miss the entire 2014 season.

Harvey, 24, went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA in 26 starts this past season, striking out 191 hitters in 178 1/3 innings. He lost his last two decisions and did not pitch after Aug. 24.

He initially said he wanted to avoid surgery by rehabilitating the injury and undergoing a six- to eight-week throwing program in hopes of pitching next season. However, he subsequently opted to undergo the operation.

The seventh overall pick in the 2010 draft out of the University of North Carolina, Harvey is 12-10 with a 2.39 ERA in 36 major league starts over two seasons.
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