Harris (thoracic outlet syndrome) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.
He recently underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome and the team is officially saying he is dealing with right hand inflammation. Harris may not return this season.
Harris underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome Friday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
The procedure carries a lengthy recovery timeline, so it's possible Harris is done for the year, though the Nationals have yet to officially announce his timeline. The veteran righty will likely shift to the 60-day injured list whenever the Nationals next need a 40-man roster spot.
Harris has been diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and will undergo surgery Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The possibility of this diagnosis was feared and now it has become a reality for the veteran right-hander. Recovery time for thoracic outlet syndrome is typically multiple months, so it's very possible that Harris will miss the remainder of the season. That being said, the Nationals will likely provide an official timeline for the 36-year-old in the coming days, with a shift to the 60-day injured list almost certain.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Sunday that Harris will fly to Dallas to visit a hand specialist this week, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
After missing the first month of the season with right hand inflammation, Harris made eight appearances for the Nationals before he was moved back to the 10-day injured list Sunday due to the same issue. The Nationals don't plan to provide a timeline for Harris' return to action until he receives an evaluation from the specialist.
Harris was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with inflammation in his right hand, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The 36-year-old missed the first month of the season due to the same injury, and he continues to experience inflammation in his pitching hand. It's unclear how long Harris is expected to be sidelined, though he won't be eligible to be activated until early June.
Harris (hand) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Hand inflammation has kept Harris sidelined since the start of the season. With 2.40 ERA over the last six seasons, Harris should slide right into an important role for the Nationals in his return to action.
Harris (hand) will throw at the team's alternate site Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Harris has been dealing with inflammation in his hand and stated Friday that he was "a few weeks away" from a return to the mound. He has been without pain, but understandably has struggled to find the feel for his pitches due to the inflammation. Nevertheless, the fact that he continues to throw in simulated game action is a positive sign.
Harris (hand) is still trying to figure out how to pitch around the inflammation in his hand and estimates he's a "few more weeks" away from rejoining the Nationals bullpen, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Doctors have been stumped trying to diagnose the issue, but Harris said Wednesday that it doesn't cause him any pain and that his arm and elbow feel fine. Of course, trying to command his pitches with puffy fingers is less than ideal, but he was able to face live hitters Wednesday and tossed about 20 pitches. If Harris' guess is correct, he could make his season debut in mid-May.
Harris (hand) completed a 26-pitch bullpen session Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Harris "looked OK" during the throwing session and will get back on the mound again Tuesday. Harris looks like he could be on track to return from the 10-day injured list before the end of April.
Harris (hand) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Manager Dave Martinez described Harris' throwing session as "light" work, but it's encouraging to see the right-hander throwing again since he had been sidelined since mid-March due to right hand inflammation. It's not yet clear when Harris will be able to make his season debut. Once he's cleared to return to game action, Harris should join Daniel Hudson and Tanner Rainey as setup options for the Nationals.
Manager Dave Martinez confirmed Monday that Harris (arm) will open the season on the injured list, Maria Torres of The Athletic reports.
Harris dealt with an arm issue this month which was thought to be a blood clot, though a second opinion determined that wasn't the issue. While that's a positive, he'll still have to be cleared to resume throwing by team doctors and then will have to make up for lost buildup time. It's not clear when he's expected to be ready to pitch this season.
Harris received a second opinion on his arm Friday that determined he did not have a blood clot in his arm, nor is he suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Nats manager Dave Martinez created some confusion Friday when he said the reliever had undergone a "procedure" to correct the issue, but in reality Harris had consulted with Dr. Robert Thompson at Washington University of St. Louis, and the specialist had given him a relatively clean bill of health. Harris has missed two weeks of camp and still has to clear intake testing before he can rejoin the team, so he will likely need to begin the season on the injured list and build his arm strength back up at the alternate training site before making his season debut.
Harris is recovering after undergoing a procedure to remove a blood clot from his right arm, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
The 36-year-old was diagnosed with the blood clot last week and is now on the recovery track. Harris remains without a timeline for his return, but he hasn't played in a spring game since March 9 and won't be ready for Opening Day.
Harris was diagnosed with a blood clot in his right arm after undergoing an MRI on Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The 36-year-old will visit a doctor to determine a treatment plan and should be considered out indefinitely until the team provides a recovery timeline. Harris hasn't pitched in a Grapefruit League game since March 9, so he already appears likely to be sidelined for Opening Day.
Harris hasn't allowed a run over two innings in two Grapefruit League appearances to begin the spring, giving up one hit and striking out one.
The veteran right-hander had a bit of a rough first campaign with the Nats and saw his walk rate spike to 11.3 percent over 17.2 innings, leading to a bloated 1.70 WHIP, but unlike last year Harris is healthy this spring. He figures to join Daniel Hudson and Tanner Rainey as part of a right-handed set-up crew in front of closer Brad Hand, a role that could allow Harris to reach 20 holds in a season for the fourth time in his career.
Harris gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless seventh inning to record his first save of the season during the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets.
With the score tied 3-3 in the sixth inning, Harris began warming up, but when the Nats took the lead in the bottom of the frame, manager Dave Martinez elected to let the right-hander handle the save chance. Harris had a tough start to his tenure with Washington but has now reeled off six straight scoreless appearances, giving him a 3.06 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 21:9 K:BB through 17.2 innings.
Harris (0-1) allowed one run on three hits while striking out a batter in an inning of work as he was dealt the loss Wednesday against the Phillies.
Harris entered the game after Patrick Corbin allowed an opening triple to begin the seventh and was unable to salvage a 2-1 lead. He allowed the runner from third to score on an RBI single before Bryce Harper drove in another with two outs. It wasn't all Harris' fault as Victor Robles and Adam Eaton had a collision out in right field on a flyball that neither of them ended up catching. Harris now has a 4.26 ERA across 6.1 innings this season and he should still continue to receive late-inning work for the time being.
Harris (groin) was activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander should immediately slot into a high-leverage role for the Nationals. Harris appeared in only two games at the beginning of the season before straining his groin, giving up a run on three hits and two walks over 1.1 innings while striking out two.
Harris (groin) could be activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Harris has been working his way back from a right groin strain that has kept him sidelined since the end of July, but he faced hitters Tuesday. He apparently felt good following the session as manager Dave Martinez suggested that he could return to the active roster Thursday. Once he returns, Harris should take on a higher-leverage role in the Nationals' bullpen.
Harris (groin) looked good after facing hitters Tuesday and is expected to return to action soon, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Harris threw 17 pitches in his session. The Nationals will make their decision about activating him after seeing how he feels Wednesday.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/22||vs BAL||W 12-9||0.0||3||2||0||0|
|05/20||@ CHC||L 2-5||0.2||0||0||0||1|
|05/18||@ CHC||L 3-6||1||0.2||2||2||1||2|
|05/15||@ ARI||L 4-11||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|05/14||@ ARI||W 17-2||1.0||1||1||0||0|
|05/11||vs PHI||L 2-6||0.2||0||0||0||1|
|05/07||@ NYY||W 11-4||1.0||1||1||1||1|
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|2012||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||17.2||13||0||0||2||0||0||20||1||9||1.05||0.581|
|2017||AFA-Buies Creek Astros||1.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0.00||0.000|
|2017||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0.00||0.000|