The Dark Knight will get yet another chance to rise.
Matt Harvey, the one-time Mets ace who later became the club’s reclamation project, will be headed to spring training with the Orioles after signing a minor league contract, according to MLB Network.
The 31-year-old Harvey has seen his career go from promising to on the verge of irrelevant after needing thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in 2016. Since, he’s posted a 6.09 ERA across 319 innings with the Mets, Reds, Angels and Royals. Last year with Kansas City, Harvey had an 11.57 ERA over 11 ²/₃ innings after signing a minor league contract with the team.
Three of his seven appearances came out of the bullpen, a first for Harvey. It is uncertain if the Orioles plan to use him as a starter or reliever.
Harvey, of course, started his career so well. He was an All-Star in 2013 and helped the Mets reach the World Series in 2015, when he was the NL Comeback Player of the Year after returning following Tommy John surgery. But he hasn’t been the same since.