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Matt Harvey: Announces retirement
Harvey announced his retirement from professional baseball Friday.
Harvey last pitched in the majors in 2021, spending 2022 in the Orioles' minor-league system. His career began with a bang in New York with the Mets before it was sidetracked by injuries and poor performance. Harvey finishes his major-league career with a 50-66 record and 4.42 ERA over parts of nine seasons. He made one All-Star team.... See More ... See Less
Matt Harvey: Opts for free agency
Harvey elected free agency Thursday, per Triple-A Norfolk's transaction log.
Harvey spent the entire season in the minor leagues and the majority of that time with Norfolk. He maintained a 4.31 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across 54.1 innings and will likely have to settle for a minor-league deal in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Matt Harvey: Back from suspension at Triple-A
Harvey (suspension) was activated by Triple-A Norfolk and will start Friday against Jacksonville, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Harvey made three starts between High-A Aberdeen and Double-A Bowie over the past couple weeks and has now been cleared to join Norfolk after completing his suspension for participating in the distribution of a prohibited Drug of Abuse. The veteran right-hander joined Baltimore on a minor-league deal in early April and already appears close to being fully stretched out given he covered 16 frames during his outings in the lower minors. He finished with a 6.27 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 95:37 K:BB across 127. innings for the Orioles last year.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Matt Harvey: Starting rehab stint
Harvey (suspension) will report to High-A Aberdeen on Thursday to begin a rehab assignment, Andy Kostka of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Harvey signed a minor-league deal with Baltimore in early April, but he was handed a 60-game suspension, which began April 29, for participating in the distribution of a prohibited Drug of Abuse. The veteran right-hander has yet to fully serve the suspension, though he can pitch in the lower minors to get built up before being activated by Triple-A Norfolk. Harvey made 28 starts for the Orioles last season and had a 6.27 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 95:37 K:BB over 127.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Matt Harvey: Throwing in sim game Saturday
Harvey (suspension) will pitch in a simulated game in Sarasota on Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Harvey has been serving a 60-game suspension since mid-May but is working on increasing his workload before he's ultimately cleared to return. The right-hander is eligible to begin a rehab assignment prior to completing his suspension, and he's expected to join the rotation at Triple-A Norfolk once he's ultimately activated.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Matt Harvey: Issued 60-game suspension
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Harvey has been suspended for 60 games without pay for participating in the distribution of a prohibited Drug of Abuse in violation of MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The suspension is retroactive to April 29, which was when the Orioles played their 20th game of the season. As a result, Harvey will effectively be serving an 80-game suspension, with the 33-year-old now ineligible to appear in the majors until at least early July. Harvey wasn't suspended for a positive drug test, but rather, for his admission during his testimony in the recent trial related to the 2019 death of former Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs that he violated MLB's drug policy, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Harvey, who joined the Orioles on a minor-league deal in April, had yet to pitch for any of Baltimore's minor-league affiliates this season while building up at extended spring training.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Matt Harvey: Impressing while building up
General manager Mike Elias said Wednesday that Harvey's stuff and velocity have looked good while building up, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
Harvey joined the Orioles on a minor-league contract April 8, and he's been working at the team's extended spring training facility in Sarasota. It's not yet clear when the right-hander will be able to join an affiliate, but it's possible that he faces a suspension at some point after he admitted during the offseason that he provided opioids to Tyler Skaggs on several occasions, T.J. Quinn of ESPN reports.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Matt Harvey: Back with Baltimore
Harvey (knee) signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles on Friday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Harvey was with Baltimore last season and struggled to a 6.27 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 95:37 K:BB over 127.2 innings (28 starts) before going down with knee inflammation in early September. The veteran right-hander is now presumably healthy, but he'll likely need to build up his workload in the minors after remaining unsigned throughout spring training. Even then Harvey isn't guaranteed to make his way to the majors.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Matt Harvey: Moved to 60-day IL
The Orioles transferred Harvey (knee) to the 60-day injured list Sunday.
This move comes as no surprise, with Harvey already having been confirmed to be out for the season due to right knee inflammation. Eric Hanhold was selected from Triple-A Norfolk to fill Harvey's 40-man roster spot.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Matt Harvey: Done for season
Harvey (knee) won't pitch again this season, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Harvey underwent additional testing on his injured knee Friday, and the results apparently warranted the Orioles to shut the right-hander down for the remainder of the campaign. He concludes the season with a 6.27 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 95:37 K:BB across 127.2 innings, and is now set to become a free agent in the winter.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Matt Harvey: Might not return this season
Manager Brandon Hyde said Thursday that Harvey will undergo further testing on his injured knee before the team determines if he'll be able to return this season, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Harvey was moved to the 10-day injured list earlier Thursday with right knee inflammation. Hyde said that the right-hander is "definitely going to be out a while," and given that there are just over three weeks remaining in the season, it's certainly possible that Harvey has thrown his last pitch of 2021. The 32-year-old's status should become more clear in coming days.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Matt Harvey: Placed on 10-day IL
Harvey was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with right knee inflammation, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
The veteran started Wednesday giving up four runs (three earned) over 4.1 innings, and he was pulled at 74 pitches. Harvey has struggled to a 7.03 ERA in his last five starts and will now be out until at least Aug. 19. Infielder Richie Martin was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk Thursday to replace him on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Matt Harvey: Another poor performance
Harvey didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 9-8 win over the Royals, giving up four runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk over 4.1 innings. He struck out two.
The veteran righty tossed 51 of 74 pitches for strikes before getting the hook, and he seemed headed for his 15th loss of the year before the O's erupted for all nine of their runs in the eighth inning. Harvey has managed to complete six frames only once in his last seven starts, struggling to a 6.48 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 1.9 HR/9 and 23:10 K:BB through 33.1 innings over that stretch. However, Baltimore's lack of dependable alternatives -- or prospects worth auditioning -- will likely keep Harvey in the rotation over the final weeks of the season.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 220 lbs|
|Birthplace: New London, CT|
|School: North Carolina|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|