January 23, 2021

Matt Harvey is back in the major leagues after Royals callup (New York Post)



The Dark Knight is descending on Kansas City.

Former Mets ace Matt Harvey’s latest attempt to resurrect his once-promising MLB career received a jolt Tuesday when he was called up by the Royals, according to MLB Network. He will be added to the 40-man roster in time for Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Reds.

Harvey, 31, signed a minor-league contract with the Royals last month.

In slightly more than two years since leaving the Mets, Harvey has played for the Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Angels, and signed a minor-league contract with the Oakland Athletics late last season.

Harvey in a Royals uniform is a bit ironic.

In his last big game with the Mets, Harvey talked his way into remaining on the mound for the top of the ninth inning in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series against the Royals despite throwing more than 100 pitches. The Royals scored twice to force extra innings and eventually won the clincher.

Harvey is 42-39 with a 3.98 ERA in his career, but most of his brilliance (and his Batman-inspired nickname) came from 2012-15, even with a missed 2014 season during that span. He was 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts for the Angels last season.

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