Harvey (lat) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Wednesday.
The veteran right-hander was already ruled out for the season with the right lat strain, so the move is just procedural to clear a spot on Kansas City's 40-man roster. Harvey posted an 11.57 ERA, 2.74 WHIP and 10:5 K:BB over 11.2 innings before going down with the injury.
The Royals placed Harvey on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right lat strain.
Harvey's injury had previously been deemed right posterior shoulder discomfort, but a different label for the injury was provided when Kansas City announced his move to the IL. In any case, the injury will sideline Harvey for the remainder of the season, as the 20-29 Royals would need a miracle to reach the playoffs. Over his seven appearances (four starts) with Kansas City, Harvey posted an 11.57 ERA and 2.74 WHIP across 11.2 innings.
Harvey exited Tuesday's loss to the Tigers with right posterior shoulder discomfort, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
The veteran right-hander struck out the first two batters he faced but exited with the shoulder issue after giving up a solo homer, a double and a single. It was Harvey's first outing since shifting to the bullpen, and it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined.
Harvey will move into the bullpen going forward, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Harvey has turned things around during his last two appearances after struggling mightily to begin the season, but he'll transition to the bullpen with Carlos Hernandez (abdomen) starting for the Royals on Saturday. It's unclear whether the Royals will continue to utilize a six-man rotation or if they'll use five starters for the remainder of the season. Harvey carries an 11.70 ERA and 2.70 WHIP over 10 innings during five appearances (four starts) this year.
Harvey (0-3) allowed one earned run on four hits and no walks while striking out two across 2.1 innings to take the loss Sunday against the White Sox.
Harvey improved upon his last start as he kept the ball in the yard and also managed to rack up 10 called strikes and three swinging strikes across 40 total pitches. It remains to be seen whether Harvey will stick in the rotation, as the team has been utilizing six starters. He hasn't earned a significant role with his performance to this point, compiling a 11.70 ERA with an 8:5 K:BB across 10 innings.
Harvey (0-2) allowed five earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out none across 1.1 innings to take the loss Tuesday against Cleveland.
Harvey surrendered three home runs in his brief outing, with two of the first five hitters he faced taking him yard. Though 11 batters came to the plate, Harvey managed just four outs before being yanked from the contest. The team's plans for Harvey going forward remain unclear -- particularly after this performance -- though if he gets another start it would likely come Monday in a rematch against Cleveland.
Harvey will remain in the rotation for at least one more start and will take the hill Tuesday against Cleveland, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
The veteran showed no signs of reversing his long decline through his first two starts for his new team, allowing seven runs on nine hits in just 5.2 innings of work. The Royals will go with a six-man rotation for now, but they have little incentive to give Harvey too many more chances.
Harvey allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two over 2.2 innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
This was an ugly outing and manager Mike Matheny had a quick hook, lifting Harvey after 54 pitches. That decision to lift Harvey early paid off as six relievers combined to shut the Cardinals out the rest of the way in Kansas City's comeback win. Harvey now has an 11.12 ERA and may be headed to the bullpen (or off the roster) with Jakob Junis (back) slated to return to the rotation Wednesday.
Harvey is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday against the Cardinals in St. Louis, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Kansas City will grant Harvey another turn through the rotation despite his underwhelming showing in his team debut versus the Reds last week, when he threw 33 of his 54 pitches for strikes and was charged with three runs on four hits and two walks over three innings. He should be able to work a little deeper Tuesday if he can be more economical with his pitch count, but Harvey may need a better showing if he hopes to stick in the rotation beyond this week. Jakob Junis (back) appears set to return from the injured list as soon as Wednesday, and he could bump Harvey to the bullpen or off the active roster if Kansas City wants to stick with a five-man starting staff.
Harvey (0-1) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in three innings in a loss to the Reds in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Harvey gave up back-to-back homers to Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez in the third inning, and that was enough to stick him with the loss. The 31-year-old Harvey pitched to a 7.09 ERA and 39:29 K:BB in 59.2 innings with the Angels last year. His first look with the Royals was no better -- fantasy managers can't trust Harvey outside the deepest of formats. If he gets another turn in the rotation, Harvey would line up to face the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Harvey will start the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Reds, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
It seemed likely that Harvey was going to start one of the two games after getting called up Tuesday. His days of being an interesting fantasy option are long behind him, however, as he owns a 5.65 ERA over the last four years split between the Mets, Reds and Angels.
Harvey was called up by the Royals on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Harvey hasn't been good for quite some time, but he still might be good enough for the Royals, who are short on rotation options at the moment and who play a doubleheader against the Reds on Wednesday. It hasn't yet been confirmed that Harvey will start one of those games, though he'll presumably be starting sometime soon. The 31-year-old hasn't done much lately to suggest he'll be a reliable fantasy option, however, as he posted a 7.09 ERA last season and owns a 5.65 ERA over the last four seasons combined.
Harvey signed a minor-league deal with the Royals on Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The 31-year-old is unlikely to be anything other than organizational depth for the Royals this season unless he unexpectedly impresses while throwing at the team's alternate training site. His lowest ERA in the last four years was a 4.86 mark back in 2016, and he struggled to an awful 7.09 mark in 12 starts for the Angels last year.
Harvey is close to signing a minor-league deal with the Royals, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
According to Flanagan, Harvey will report to the team's alternative camp site, where he will apparently focus on gearing up for the 2021 campaign. That said, as Jon Heyman of MLB Network notes, the Royals are currently down a pair of starters due to illness (Brad Keller and Jakob Junis), so Harvey could get a chance to work his way into the rotation in 2020. The right-hander spent time with the Angels in 2019 but struggled to a 7.09 ERA and 1.54 WHIP across 59.2 innings before being cut loose.
The Mets are not interested in a reunion with Harvey, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
In a recent Q&A on MLB.com, DiComo notes that the Mets were not interested in the veteran during the offseason, and that stance has not changed over the past several months. Harvey spent the start of last season with the Angels, but he was released in July amid struggles that included an ugly 7.09 ERA and 1.54 WHIP across 59.2 total innings. Currently a free agent, Harvey may have to settle for a minor-league deal as he attempts to get his career back on track.
Harvey had a tryout with the Blue Jays sometime in the last "several weeks," Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The veteran right-hander began 2019 with the Angels but was released in July after posting a 7.09 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 12 starts (59.2 innings). He subsequently joined the A's on a minor-league deal and pitched at Triple-A, though he never made it to the big-league roster. The Blue Jays clearly didn't end up pulling the trigger, so Harvey will have to wait for another opportunity.
Harvey will not be joining the Athletics for the moment despite the fact Triple-A Las Vegas' season has concluded, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The veteran had recently transitioned to a reliever role with the Aviators and performed well in his first two appearances out of the bullpen. However, Harvey allowed three runs on four hits and a walk in Las Vegas' season-ending playoff loss to Sacramento on Sunday and will not get an immediate callup to the big-league club. Harvey is also not on the 40-man roster, so any promotion would also have a domino effect in terms of personnel. Moreover, with both Jesus Luzardo and Daniel Mengden earning promotions from the Triple-A level, manager Bob Melvin's roster is flush with pitching at the moment.
Harvey fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed a hit and a walk while recording three strikeouts in his first two relief appearances for Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday and Sunday.
So far, so good for Harvey in his new relief role, one that would be his ticket to any kind of majors return in 2019. The veteran right-hander could be an option out of the bullpen for manager Bob Melvin during the last couple of weeks of the season following the conclusion of the Aviators' postseason run if he continues to thrive in a relief capacity.
Harvey didn't opt out of his contract and could join Oakland's bullpen down the stretch, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Harvey had an opt-out clause Thursday, but he decided to stick with the Athletics in hopes of joining the team in September in a relief role. If the right-hander performs well out of the bullpen with Triple-A Las Vegas, he could get a look with the big club down the stretch, though the A's would need to clear a 40-man spot before promoting Harvey. He made three starts with Las Vegas before being shifted to a relief role, posting a 3.60 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 18:4 K:BB across 15 innings in those outings.
Harvey (1-2) struck out six and secured a victory in Triple-A Las Vegas' win over Tacoma on Thursday, allowing two earned runs on three hits while not issuing any walks over six innings.
The highly efficient 69-pitch outing was only truly marred by Jaycob Brugman's second-inning solo home run. Otherwise, Harvey was largely a reasonable facsimile of his old self, notching 49 strikes while breezing through his six frames. If he can continue churning out a similar caliber of performance over his next couple of appearances for the Aviators, Harvey is likely to log time in the majors in September, either for the Athletics or another team that may entice him to utilize the opt-out clause built into his minor-league contract.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/15||@ DET||L 0-6||0||0||0||0.2||3||1||0||2|
|09/10||@ CLE||W 11-1||0||0||0||1.0||2||1||0||0|
|09/06||vs CHW||L 2-8||0||1||0||2.1||4||1||0||2|
|09/03||vs CHW||L 6-11||0||0||0||0.2||2||0||0||0|
|09/01||vs CLE||L 1-10||0||1||0||1.1||7||5||1||0|
|08/25||@ STL||W 5-4||0||0||0||2.2||5||4||2||2|
|08/19||vs CIN||L 0-5||0||1||0||3.0||4||3||2||4|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2011||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||76.0||14||14||0||8||2||0||92||24||67||2.37||1.197|
|2019||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||4||4.50||1.000|
|2019||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||6.0||2||2||0||0||2||0||10||3||13||16.50||2.667|
|2019||AAA-Las Vegas Aviators||17.0||5||3||0||1||0||0||21||5||13||3.18||1.059|