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Matt Harvey’s unfortunate medical condition was fair game to New York tabloid writers. (Adam Hunger/AP)

Matt Harvey, the New York Mets ace, had a mystery health scare recently that made him questionable for his Opening Day start.

When it was revealed that his ailment was blood clots in the bladder, the New York tabloids couldn’t help themselves.

The New York Post went as far as printing the six jokes that didn’t make their sports cover on inside pages. They included doozies such as “Field of Streams” and “Swing & A Piss.”

But, that — surprisingly — isn’t even the worst part. Which would be the fact the line that made the paper’s back cover, “Ya Gotta Relieve!”, matched that of the New York Daily News.

AN MLB WALKABOUT

Reliever Nick Vincent woke up Wednesday a San Diego Padre. By gametime, he was traded to the Seattle Mariners.

No worries, though, because the teams share the Peoria Sports Complex, according to the AP. A short walk and his move for the day was complete.

AND THEN THERE WAS ONE

Despite being aware of his status as a suspect in a domestic violence investigation this offseason, the New York Yankees traded for Aroldis Chapman, creating what was thought to be an unstoppable trio of bullpen aces with Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances.

That plan was stunted Wednesday when Miller took a line drive off his right wrist and a CT scan revealed a chip fracture, according to CBS Sports.

With Chapman serving a 30-game suspension for the incident in which he, at best depending on conflicting stories, fired a gun in frustration, the Yanks find themselves with just Betances available for Opening Day.

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