NEW YORK — The New York Mets are cutting ties with former ace Matt Harvey, who refused a minor league assignment and will be designated for assignment Saturday.

After Harvey is designated, the Mets have seven days to trade or release him. Because of Harvey’s $5,625,000 salary, a trade may be difficult to work out unless the Mets agree to send cash as part of a deal.

Harvey is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA in four starts and four relief appearances. Since losing his rotation spot, he has a 10.50 ERA in four relief appearances.

He started the All-Star Game at Citi Field in 2013 and was 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA when he tore an elbow ligament that led to Tommy John surgery.

He returned in 2015 and went 13-8 with a 2.27 ERA as the Mets reached the World Series for the first time since 1986.

Harvey has a 34-37 record and 3.66 ERA in six major league seasons.

BREWERS: Right-hander Zach Davies said he expects to miss one start after being placed on the 10-day disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation.

Davies expects to start again next weekend at Colorado.

Davies said he first felt tightness in the shoulder during his April 29 start against the Chicago Cubs.

He rested two days before beginning a throwing program Wednesday while the team was in Cincinnati.

BRAVES: Jose Bautista, 37, is back in the major leagues and playing third base with Atlanta.

Unable to find a job during the offseason, Bautista agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves on April 18, and hit .250 with one homer and eight RBI at Triple-A Gwinnett.

Bautista hasn’t seen much time at third base since 2011. He had two errors in 30 chances at Gwinnett.

Shortstop Dansby Swanson was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left wrist inflammation.

INDIANS: Cleveland designated infielder Gio Urshela and left-hander Jeff Beliveau for assignment. and put right-handed reliever Alexi Ogando on the major league roster.

They also sent right-hander Adam Plutko back to Triple-A Columbus, a day after he was added as the 26th man for a doubleheader and earned his first big league win.

TIGERS: Detroit placed designated hitter Miguel Cabrera on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

Cabrera missed three games with a biceps spasm when he returned to the lineup Thursday. He singled in the sixth inning and felt a slight pain at first base, then left after trying to advance to second on a single by Nick Castellanos.


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