Longtime New York Met & 9-Year Veteran Pitcher Announces Retirement

"Goodbye, Baseball. And thank you."

Longtime New York Met and nine-year veteran pitcher, Matt Harvey, has announced his retirement from professional baseball.

Harvey last made an appearance in the MLB in 2021 with the Baltimore Orioles, recording a 6.27 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, and 95 strikeouts across 127.2 innings and 28 starts. He also held a brutal 6-14 record

The 34-year-old was a former first-round pick (7th overall) by the Mets in the 2010 MLB Draft.

He spent the first six seasons of his career with the club, compiling a solid 3.66 ERA and averaging 8.6 K/9 across 109 appearances.

However, injuries and inconsistent performances plagued Harvey in the later years of his Mets career. He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds in 2018, and later played for the Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals, and Baltimore Orioles. 

Harvey was also suspended twice during his career in the MLB.

The first suspension happened in May 2017 when he failed to show up to a game after a night of partying, and the second suspension occurred in May 2018 for violating team rules. Both suspensions lasted three games, and Harvey apologized to his teammates and the organization for his actions.

Overall, Harvey holds a 4.42 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 867 strikeouts over 966.1 innings and 180 appearances in his career. Photo Credit:  Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports