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Mets announce that Neil Walker, Matt Harvey to miss “several weeks”

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 14: Neil Walker #20 of the New York Mets is helped off the field after being injured on a play in the third inning against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field on June 14, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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When it rains it pours, and it’s raining cats and dogs in Queens. The Mets just released injury updates for second baseman Neil Walker and starter Matt Harvey: they’ve both been placed on the 10-day disabled list and they’re both expected to miss several weeks, according to the team.

Walker has a partially torn hamstring, which he injured while trying to beat out a bunt in last night’s victory over the Cubs. Harvey has a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder, which explains his drastically diminished velocity and ineffectiveness in four innings of work last night. He received an injection in the shoulder and will rehab it until he is pain free.

The Mets have a seeming army of players on the DL right now, including starter Noah Syndergaard who is still weeks away from throwing and closer Jeurys Familia, out until at least September and, most likely, the entire season, following surgery to repair a blood clot in his pitching arm.

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