Matt Harvey

As Mets designate Matt Harvey, Orioles not yet at that point with struggling Chris Tillman

As Mets designate Matt Harvey, Orioles not yet at that point with struggling Chris Tillman

Matt Harvey and Chris Tillman have little in common other than their concurrent appearances as All-Stars in 2013, and now, possibly, their arrival at the point of no return for the clubs whose rotations they anchored for seasons since then.

Harvey's fall from his status as one of the best pitchers in baseball hit new depths Friday when the New York Mets designated him for assignment, the culmination of a difficult stretch for one of the game’s brightest stars.

The night before, Tillman had one of the worst starts he's made in a year full of forgettable ones, and manager Buck Showalter on Friday spoke around the right-hander’s immediate future — something the manager has become...

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