MLB notebook: Mets' Harvey vows to return April 1

| Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, 8:12 p.m.

Mets ace Matt Harvey tweeted Tuesday he will be back from an elbow tear by next April.

New York put Harvey on the 15-day disable list with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. The team said no decision has been made on whether the All-Star starter will have Tommy John surgery.

“Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for April 1,” Harvey posted on Twitter.

Harvey is 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA in 26 starts.

Also, injured Mets third baseman David Wright (right hamstring) is set to begin his rehabilitation this week.

Cano exits game after HBP

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano left Tuesday's game against Toronto in the first inning after being struck in the left hand with a pitch. Cano was hit near the wrist on the opposite side of the thumb by Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ. Cano stayed in to run the bases and scored on a three-run homer by Alfonso Soriano.

Jays' GM: Manager will return

John Gibbons won't pay the price for the Blue Jays' disappointing season, general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. Anthopoulos insisted that Gibbons will return as manager in 2014, even though the Blue Jays remain stuck in last place in the AL East with a 59-73 record.

Cardinals bolster bullpen

The Cardinals demoted Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis and recalled reliever Fernando Salas. Lyons is 2-4 with a 4.73 ERA in nine games for St. Louis. Salas has appeared in 19 games with the Cardinals, going 0-2 with a 4.79 ERA.

Rockies' CarGo improving

Carlos Gonzalez said his sprained right middle finger is feeling better after taking a round of batting practice, and he hopes to soon leave for a rehab assignment after injuring the finger during a series in Pittsburgh. The Rockies outfielder has been on the disabled list since early August. Gonzalez is hitting .302 with 26 homers.

D-Backs DFA outfielder Kubel

The Diamondbacks designated outfielder Jason Kubel for assignment. He was hitting .220 with five home runs and 32 RBI.

Tigers' Avila off concussion list

The Tigers activated catcher Alex Avila from the concussion disabled list. Avila had been sidelined since Aug. 11 because of a concussion he sustained three days earlier on a foul tip off his mask in Cleveland.

Rays' Hellickson will rest

The Rays have optioned Jeremy Hellickson to Single-A Charlotte to allow the right-hander some extra rest before the September stretch run. Hellickson (10-8) allowed five runs in just 2 23 innings in Monday's 11-1 loss at Kansas City.

Giants' Torres out for season

Giants outfielder Andres Torres is scheduled for season-ending surgery Wednesday. The operation will remove bone spurs that are irritating Torres' left Achilles' tendon.

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