Mets’ Matt Harvey misses mandatory workout ‘stuck in traffic’

We’ve all been there. You’re behind the wheel and see nothing but brake lights ahead of you.But we’re not all ace pitchers on a baseball team that’s preparing for its first postseason since 2006 Matt Harvey is.MORE: Get to know the 2015 postseason Mets | Top 10 moments in Mets postseason historyHarvey reportedly mi sed a mandatory Mets workout Tuesday because he was stuck in traffic, according to multiple reports.When Mets manager Terry Collins finally received word from Harvey, he told him not to come if he was going to be late. Harvey was the only no-show for the workout.Matt Harvey did not attend workout. Sandy Alderson said he has no explanation and won’t comment until he has heard one. Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) October 6, 2015Harvey stuck in traffic going to be so late that Terry Colllins told him not to come .his teammates were not stuck in traffic #buyHelicopter Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) October 6, 2015Harvey is slated to start Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers after a final month of the season filled with an ongoing discu sionover his inningscap.MORE: MLB postseason TV scheduleHarvey finished the season at 189 1/3 innings 9 1/3 innings over the predetermined limit agent Scott Boras set for Harvey this season, including the playoffs.UPDATE: Harvey told reporters after arriving at Citi Field he “screwed up,” but he would neither confirmnor deny the traffic story.”I know we had the mandatory workout and the last Reggie Jackson Jersey thing I ever want to do is not be here for my team,” he said, according to Newsday. “Basically, there’s no excuse. I screwed up. I wasn’t here. I showed up a little late. I’ve talked to (Mets general manager) Sandy (Alderson), talked to Terry, and my teammates. I’ve apologized to them and apologized to everybody. They understand.”Collins told Newsdaythat Harvey would be fined for beinglate but will still start Game 3.”He says, ‘I me sed up. I was doing this and that, I looked up and it was 1 o’clock,’ ” Collins was quoted as saying.Collins then tried to put out the media fire that was smoldering.”You guys are blowing this out of proportion. It’s minor,” he said, according to Newsday.Sporting News Media’s Tom Gatto contributed to this report.

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