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Harvey scheduled to start on Saturday

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NEW YORK -- Seeking to enter 2018 confident that his health issues are behind him, Matt Harvey is scheduled to return from the disabled list Saturday against the Astros, the Mets announced. It will be Harvey's first game since June 14.

Sidelined with a stress injury to his right scapula, Harvey recently made two rehab starts for Double-A Binghamton, allowing five earned runs in 7 2/3 innings. Despite those results, the Mets determined that Harvey is healthy enough to start for them Friday. He will throw a bullpen session Tuesday in Cincinnati before the Mets finalize his return.

NEW YORK -- Seeking to enter 2018 confident that his health issues are behind him, Matt Harvey is scheduled to return from the disabled list Saturday against the Astros, the Mets announced. It will be Harvey's first game since June 14.

Sidelined with a stress injury to his right scapula, Harvey recently made two rehab starts for Double-A Binghamton, allowing five earned runs in 7 2/3 innings. Despite those results, the Mets determined that Harvey is healthy enough to start for them Friday. He will throw a bullpen session Tuesday in Cincinnati before the Mets finalize his return.

As the city of Houston copes with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the game could potentially take place in Houston, New York or St. Petersburg. The Astros have said they will make a determination in conjunction with Major League Baseball later this week.

Harvey, 28, was 4-3 with a 5.25 ERA in 17 starts prior to receiving his diagnosis. He is under team control for one more season.

Since winning 13 games in his 2015 return from Tommy John surgery, Harvey has seen his star dim precipitously. In addition to suffering this year's shoulder injury, Harvey underwent surgery to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome last summer. Overall, he is 8-13 with a 5.02 ERA the past two seasons, starting a total of 30 games.

Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for MLB.com since 2008. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook.

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