NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - New York Mets star pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended Sunday for three days without pay for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Harvey, who did not show up for Saturday night's game at CitiField against the Miami Marlins, was sent home Sunday, just hours before his scheduled start.
General manager Sandy Alderson announced the punishment in a brief statement before the game.
"There were rules here that were not adhered to and we took a stance," said Mets manager Terry Collins during the post-game news conference. "Hopefully he gets behind us and we can move forward and go back to the way we were playing the last week," said Collins.
"It's kind of disappointing. We stand together as a team. Everyone here knows the rules. Hopefully he learned from that," said Mets' Jose Reyes.
Harvey, who earns approximately about $5 million per year, will be out approximately $94,900 as a result of the suspension.
He reportedly wants to file a grievance with the team after allegedly contacting the Mets to report he was suffering from a bad headache.
Marlins shut out the Mets 7-0, the first shut-out for the Mets this season.