Harvey (0-1) allowed a solo home run and walked a batter Wednesday against the Mets as he took his first loss of the season. Harvey entered in the eighth to try and preserve a tie with the hope the Orioles could regain the lead in the ninth. However, Pete Alonso had other plans as he crushed a home run to right-center on the first pitch he saw to give the Mets their first lead of the game. It was the first long ball Harvey has given up in five appearances since returning from the injured list. He should still be locked in for late-inning duties with the Orioles mostly evaluating for the future.
The Orioles reinstated Harvey (elbow) from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. He'll join the active roster as a replacement in the bullpen for Mychal Givens, who was dealt to the Rockies on Sunday. Harvey was a candidate to begin the season as the Orioles' closer, but the sore right elbow he suffered late in summer camp resulted in him landing on the IL. Cole Sulser has ran into some hiccups of late as the Orioles' primary closing option, so it wouldn't be surprising if Harvey quickly entered the ninth-inning conversation after a couple quality relief outings.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Saturday that Harvey (elbow) will be activated in the next day or two, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Harvey opened the season on the 10-day injured list with elbow soreness but has recently been trending towards a return. The young right-hander is with the team for its road series against the Blue Jays and is right on track to be activated by the end of August as initially expected. Harvey should close at some point but may need to pitch in some low-leverage situations before assuming the role as the ninth-inning guy.
Harvey (elbow/forearm) is traveling with the team and hopes to be activated soon, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. He said he probably could have pitched through the forearm/elbow discomfort, as he was never in any sharp pain and was just dealing with discomfort, but the team wanted to be careful. Harvey has been facing hitters at the alternate training site but is now with the Orioles in St. Petersburg for the series against the Rays. It was reported a couple weeks ago that he could be activated before the end of August and that still seems like the timeline.
Harvey (elbow) is progressing well and is expected to return from the injured list by the end of the month, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports. Injuries have been the story throughout Harvey's career, and that's as true as ever this year, as he's been out with elbow soreness since the start of the regular season. When eventually healthy, he'll have a shot at pitching high-leverage innings for the Orioles, though the team will want to be very careful with him given his history.
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