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Matt Harvey Interested In Playing Baseball In Korea (Report)

What a fall from grace the career of Matt Harvey has become, he has gone from “The Dark Knight” to now being relegated to opportunities playing in Korea. 

It has been reported that the representatives of Matt Harvey have reached out to KBO teams to draw interest as Harvey is attempting to make yet another comeback before officially calling it quits.

“I have thought about it here and there,” Harvey told the New York Post in May. “I haven’t not had a job in 10 years. It’s definitely different, but it’s exciting at the same time because I feel so good mechanically.”

Harvey has not been the same since undergoing surgery in 2016 for thoracic outlet syndrome. His last MLB appearance came in 2019 on a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels where he was released in July after putting up a putrid 7.09 ERA. He finished the season in the minor league after signing a deal with the Oakland Athletics.

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In February, Harvey had a workout with the Blue Jays in Connecticut but has not been reported to be with another MLB team since. With that being said, heading overseas to Korea to play in the KBO could be a smart decision for Harvey because clearly his MLB comeback isn’t working out too well.

“I hope I get the opportunity,’’ Harvey said. “I feel like I’m in high school again, where I have to showcase myself and start all over. I just want to put myself in position to be ready and if it doesn’t work out, to know I put the effort in to make a comeback … I hope somebody gives me a shot. I feel like I have many more years in me.”

The KBO is one of the only professional leagues that has resumed play, so it could be a good place for Harvey to get some innings under his belt.

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