New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended on Sunday after failing to show up to Citi Field for their game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday.
The pitcher and his reps claim that he chose not to attend the game due to a migraine, but the New York Post has learned that the intense headache was likely the result of Harvey’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
The 28-year-old baseball star continued celebrating the May 5 holiday until about 4 a.m. Saturday, Page Six reports. Harvey and some friends were spotted at 1Oak at a private table where they tossed back some vodka, champagne and tequila less than 12 hours before the pitcher was expected to arrive at the team’s facilities.
Harvey is reportedly claiming that he felt fine on Saturday morning and even went to play golf before the migraines set in and he texted the pitching coach to inform him that he couldn’t make it to the game.
Despite the fact that Harvey was not supposed to pitch, his inability to make it to the game infuriated Mets manager Terry Collins, according to the Post. After the Mets defeated the Marlins Saturday night, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, general manager Sandy Alderson and Collins made the decision to suspend Harvey for three days.
Harvey is eligible to return to the team on Tuesday, but isn’t expected to play until Friday when the Mets visit the Milwaukee Brewers.