Matt Harvey (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Struggling pitcher Matt Harvey has been placed on the disabled list by the New York Mets because of right shoulder discomfort.

The team announced the move in a news release Wednesday, after reporters had left the clubhouse following New York's 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.

Harvey was put on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. The Mets say he was seen by team doctors and referred to Dr. Robert Thompson for further examination Thursday in St. Louis. The right-hander had been scheduled to start Saturday night against Max Scherzer and the NL East-leading Washington Nationals.

Harvey is 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA in 17 starts. He hasn't won since May 30, but he and the team had insisted all season he was healthy.

The former ace was tagged for six runs — five earned — and 11 hits over 3 2/3 innings Monday against Miami before the Mets rallied from a 6-0 deficit to win.

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