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NEW YORK — Former UNC baseball pitcher Matt Harvey’s fears have been realized.

The New York Mets slinger won’t see any playing time for the 2014 season having undergone Tommy John surgery Tuesday to mend the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Harvey decided this month to have the surgery before he could begin a throwing regimen. The recovery time for Tommy John surgery is usually 12-15 months.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says he understands the ace won’t be on the mound in 2014 and is exploring replacement options.