New York Mets

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When Matt Har­vey re­joined the Mets in the fi­nal days of Au­gust, he said he felt healthy for the first time in years.

Healthy or not, Har­vey didn’t look good in his first ma­jor league start since June 14. He lasted two in­nings — the short­est out­ing of his ca­reer — Sept. 2 at Hous­ton, al­low­ing the Astros seven runs on

eight hits.

“Ob­vi­ously, there’s some bad habits me­chan­i­cally that I’ve con­tin­u­ously brought into out­ings,” he said. “It’s frus­trat­ing, be­cause go­ing through the re­hab process and com­ing back from mul­ti­ple in­juries you feel like you can … hit your spots and do ev­ery­thing right.”

David Wright’s at­tempt at a come­back, mean­while, ended in more mis­ery — the Mets an­nounced that their cap­tain would need ro­ta­tor cuff surgery.

Wright didn’t play at all in the ma­jor leagues this sea­son and has played in just 75 reg­u­lar-sea­son games since 2014. His shoul­der prob­lems, which side­lined him in spring train­ing, flared up again af­ter he played 10 in­nings at third base in Class A on a re­hab as­sign­ment in Au­gust.

The most fa­mous player in the mi­nor leagues vowed to give it an­other go next sea­son. Tim

Te­bow said he planned to be at Mets camp in Port St. Lu­cie, Fla., again in the spring. He hit .226 with eight home runs in 126 games split be­tween two Class A teams.

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