PITTSBURGH -- Matt Harvey threw a bullpen session Friday afternoon at PNC Park, after skipping a similar session between his last two starts because of a blister on his right index finger.
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The Mets are starting Carlos Torres in place of Harvey on Saturday for three reasons: to limit Harvey's season innings count, to allow the blister to fully heal and (although downplayed) to put him in the perfect position to start Tuesday's All-Star Game at Citi Field.
NL manager Bruce Bochy officially will announce the NL starting pitcher and batting order at a press conference in the Caesars Club at Citi Field on Monday at 1:30 p.m., although it would be startling at this point for Harvey not to be named the starter in his home ballpark.
Meanwhile, Terry Collins did not announce his post-All-Star break rotation. But, the manager noted, Harvey will not start the second-half-opener next Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field.