The Matt Harvey mystery has been resolved.
The Mets right-hander has been suffering from a blood clot that was a result of a bladder infection. He had a procedure on Monday to eliminate the clot and Tuesday he was feeling like a new man.
On Monday, his status for Opening Day was in limbo, but by Tuesday it appeared the 27-year-old would take the mound on Sunday night in a rematch of last season's World Series combatants when the Mets face the Kansas City Royals.
"It started with a bladder infection and it created a blood clot in the bladder," Harvey told reporters after having a minor procedure Tuesday morning to make sure "everything was clear."
According to MLB.com, Harvey blamed the infection on not using the bathroom enough.
"I guess the main issue is I hold my urine in for too long instead of peeing regularly," Harvey told ESPN with a laugh. "I guess I have to retrain my bladder to use the restroom a little bit more instead of holding it in. I guess that's what caused the bladder infection."
He was supposed to start Tuesday's exhibition game against Miami, but didn't travel with the team. Harvey is expected to throw a few innings Wednesday in a final tune-up before Sunday's opener in Kansas City.