Not for the first time this offseason rehabbing Mets starting P Matt Harvey has ran afoul of club management with refusal to stay in the shadows until told to do otherwise. On Tuesday, Harvey’s instagram and Twitter feed featured the above photo, which as the New York Daily News’ Kristie Ackert explains, left the team open to suspicion of censorship.
“We just felt the photo was inappropriate and we asked Matt to take it down,” Mets PR boss Jay Horwitz said.
The photo disppeared from Twitter (but not Instagram – yet), along with Harvey’s entire account (@MattHarvey33).
Horwitz said the Mets did not ask Harvey to delete his Twitter account. That decision, Horwitz said, was Harvey’s.