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Mets demote longtime starter Matt Harvey to bullpen

Matt Harvey found out he's been sent to the New York Mets' bullpen and was furious.

But he admits his pitching hasn't been good, and says he's determined to earn his way back into the rotation.

"On a scale of one to 10 being (upset), a 10," Harvey said before the Mets played Atlanta on Saturday night. "But my performance hasn't been there and I have to do whatever I have to do to get back into the starting rotation and right now that's go to the bullpen and work on some things . . . figure it out."

A starter his whole career, the 29-year-old Harvey lost his spot after repeated problems on the mound.

"He threw a bullpen today, and he'll...

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