Stephen Strasburg offers advice to Mets Matt Harvey

Stephen Strasburg offers advice to Mets Matt Harvey
March 3, 2014, 4:15 pm
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While Stephen Strasburg enters his third full season back from Tommy John surgery, it's easy to forget his career was in jeopardy just a few years ago. Though the recovery rate for Tommy John has improved to almost 90 percent in recent years, there is always that chance a player will never return to full strength.

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey is dealing with that uncertainty now as he works his way back from the procedure. He will sit out the entire 2014 season as he looks towards making a comeback the following year.

The New York Post caught up with Strasburg to get his take on Harvey's recovery at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla. Strasburg has some advice for the young right-hander and also said he is glad to help him further if needed.

Strasburg and Harvey happen to share the same agent.

“I told Scott [Boras], if Matt ever needs anything, call me,’’ Strasburg said. “I’ve been through it. I know by judging how hard he works he should be, hopefully, fine.’’

Strasburg says the best piece of wisdom he can share is to simply take it slow.

“It can flip on you,’’ Strasburg said of the rehab process. “You’ll feel great one day and the next day it’s terrible. The best advice I got was, ‘Look where you were at the start of the month and then at the end of the month. Don’t look at where you were yesterday.’ ”

Strasburg also shared some great stuff on how hard it was for him to recover from the surgery and how good he feels heading into this year. Check out the full article on

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