Harris revealed on personal Instagram account that he underwent Tommy John surgery last week. Harris hadn't pitched since spring training after he had experienced some discomfort in his elbow. After making limited progress in the past couple of months, Harris was recently reexamined by doctors, who determined that the UCL had come off the bone in his right forearm. Harris noted that he expected to be 100 percent healthy by January, but he'll likely require several months after that to regain arm strength. As such, he may not be ready to pitch at the MLB level by the middle of the 2017 season.
Harris (arm) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Rob Rains of STLSportsPage.com reports. The Cardinals needed a spot on the 40-man roster for recently-acquired Jose Martinez, and with a return date still a ways away for Harris, the right-hander will head to the 60-day DL to clear space. He's still making steady (albeit slow) progress in his throwing program, so if all goes well, he could head on a rehab assignment in a few weeks.
Harris (elbow) has been cleared to resume throwing, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. The veteran right-hander started the season on the disabled list after being diagnosed with compression syndrome in his arm in late March. After resting for over a month, Harris' arm is healthy enough for him to resume throwing. However, after the prolonged amount of rest time, Harris may need a couple of weeks of rehab work to build the strength back up in his arm.
Harris (arm) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, MLB.com reports. Harris battled arm soreness for much of spring training that delayed his preparation for the season, so he'll likely begin the campaign pitching in the minors on a rehab assignment. He's expected to return to the Cardinals bullpen at some point in mid-to-late April.
Harris (arm) plans to throw Saturday and hopes to face hitters in the next week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. If all goes well Harris will continue to pitch in either extended spring training or for High-A Palm Beach. The 30-year-old reliever is working through a nerve issue in his arm.
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