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Mets pitcher Matt Harvey out with elbow ligament tear

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New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws to the plate in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Aug. 13, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP photo/Mark J. Terrill) New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws to the plate in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Aug. 13, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP photo/Mark J. Terrill)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey has suffered a partial ligament tear in his right elbow and will be placed on the disabled list, the team's general manager said.

"It's possible he won't pitch rest of the season," GM Sandy Alderson said at a news conference. "This was a surprise to all of us, especially Matt himself. He has not had any elbow pain. Forearm pain can foretell problems with the elbow, but that was not the case in this instance."

Harvey had reported having shoulder tenderness. An MRI on Monday morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery confirmed a partial tear in the ulnar collateral ligament, MLB.com reported.

"It was tough. Obviously it was the last thing I was expecting when I went this morning," Harvey said Monday. "I am going to do everything I can to avoid surgery."

Tommy John surgery is a possibility, MLB.com reported.

The 24-year-old right-hander was 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA so far this season, according to Baseball-Reference.com.

Harvey was the National League's starting pitcher at the All-Star Game at Citi Field, the Mets' home park.

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