Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 2/16
Pitchers and catchers took their physicals Sunday, in preparation of the team’s first official workout Monday.
What we learned: Matt Harvey is going to have a tough go of it this spring, rehabbing while the rest of his teammates participate in more extensive workouts. Harvey said it took him a while to come to grips with having Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow.
What they said: “You can’t curl up in a corner and just pretend it didn’t happen. I remember that first day. My main reaction was disappointment. But while it’s not like I was expecting it to happen, I wasn’t shocked that it happened.” –Assistant GM John Ricco on Harvey’s injury
What we saw: Harvey showed up and discussed his rehab from Tommy John:
What’s next: Pitchers and catchers will participate in their first official workout Monday at Tradition Field. Position players need not report until Feb. 20.
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