• Harvey threw on back-to-back days Monday and Tuesday for the first time since undergoing surgery in October. Harvey and fellow Tommy John patient Jeremy Hefner have increased their throwing frequency to four days a week from 60 feet off flat ground. While Hefner hopes to pitch in the Majors by late August or early September, Harvey is unlikely to return before Opening Day 2015.
• SNY announced Tuesday that Gary Apple will replace Chris Carlin as host of its Mets pre- and postgame shows, alongside analyst Bob Ojeda. Carlin will take over Apple's old job as anchor of GEICO SportsNite. Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling will be back for a ninth season as the Mets' broadcast team, though sideline reporter Kevin Burkhardt will regularly miss games to fulfill his new duties as host of FOX's baseball pregame show.