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June 5, 2021 01:00 AM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Allows run in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harvey (oblique) have up a run on two hits and struck out one in one inning versus Cleveland on Friday.

Harvey missed the first two months of the season with a strained left oblique. The right-hander pitched the sixth inning Friday -- that's a strong indication manager Brandon Hyde will ease him into action. Harvey could eventually figure in the closer conversation if neither of Paul Fry nor Cesar Valdez can stake a firm claim on the role.

June 4, 2021 05:48 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Returns from injured list
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Harvey (oblique) was activated from the 60-day injured list Friday.

The 26-year-old has been sidelined since mid-March by a strained left oblique, but he'll rejoin the active roster ahead of Friday's series opener versus Cleveland. Harvey is expected to be in the mix for save chances in Baltimore, though he could be eased in via lower-leverage spots after missing the first two months of the season.

June 2, 2021 04:20 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Nearing return
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Harvey (oblique) is expected to be reinstated from the injured list this weekend, Roch Kubatko of reports.

Although manager Brandon Hyde didn't specify which day Harvey will be activated, the right-hander is nearing his 2021 debut after he missed the start of the year due to a strained left oblique. In four appearances (one start) during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk, he's posted a 4.26 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in 6.1 innings. Harvey could be in the mix for save chances once he rejoins the major-league bullpen.

May 29, 2021 03:52 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Performing well in rehab assignment
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Harvey (oblique) has been performing well during his rehab assignment, Roch Kubatko of reports.

Harvey has felt good after each of his first three rehab appearances, and manager Brandon Hyde said that the right-hander's velocity has been where the team wants it to be. Harvey is eligible to return from the 60-day injured list June 1, and it seems as though he could be back in action in the near future.

May 24, 2021 06:00 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Feels good after rehab outing
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Harvey (oblique) felt good after his rehab appearance Sunday, Joe Trezza of reports.

Harvey was shut down in mid-March due to a strained left oblique and has been on the 60-day injured list to begin the 2021 campaign. The right-hander allowed two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out two in two innings Sunday. Manager Brandon Hyde said that Harvey is slated to make a few more rehab appearances before he's eligible to come off the injured list June 1.

May 22, 2021 06:48 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Rehab begins Sunday
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Harvey (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Harvey once had a fair amount of prospect pedigree, but a long list of injuries have so far prevented him from establishing himself at the big-league level. The latest, a strained left oblique, shut him down in mid-March and sent him to the 60-day injured list. He'll be eligible to return at the end of the month, which should be right around the time Harvey's ready to go. Save chances can't be ruled out for Harvey, especially given the recent reports that Cesar Valdez could shift to more of a setup role, but we're still talking about a pitcher who has thrown just 15 career major-league innings, so the Orioles will likely be happy with whatever they can get from him.

May 19, 2021 04:36 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Looking good in sim games
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Orioles general manager Mike Elias said Wednesday that Harvey (oblique) has checked out fine since he started pitching in simulated games in Florida last week, Roch Kubatko of reports.

Elias noted that Harvey's velocity has been up through his first two simulated games, a sign that the right-hander remains on track to be activated from the 60-day injured list when he's first eligible to return in late May, or soon thereafter. Harvey is expected to face hitters in a few more simulated games before reporting to a minor-league affiliate for a rehab assignment.

May 12, 2021 11:32 AM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Sim games on tap
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Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday that Harvey (oblique) is scheduled to begin pitching in simulated games in the upcoming days, Roch Kubatko of reports.

Since being shut down in mid-March with a left oblique strain, Harvey doesn't appear to have hit any snags in the recovery process. Hyde reiterated that the 26-year-old remains on track in his rehab program, and the expectation remains that Harvey will be ready to return from the 60-day injured list when first eligible in late May. Before the oblique injury surfaced in the spring, Harvey looked like a leading candidate to close games for Baltimore, but his absence has paved the way for Cesar Valdez to take over as the team's primary ninth-inning man. Through 14 appearances, Valdez has posted a 2.40 ERA and 1.13 WHIP while converting eight of 11 save chances. Barring a collapse over the next couple of weeks, Valdez will likely retain the job even after Harvey returns from the IL.

May 2, 2021 04:20 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Aiming for minimum 60-day IL stay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Sunday that Harvey (oblique) remains on track to return from the 60-day injured list when first eligible in late May, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.

When Harvey was diagnosed with a left oblique strain in mid-March, the Orioles didn't wait long before placing him on the 60-day IL. Harvey's history of being a slow healer from the various injuries he's accumulated during his career may have played a factor in the decision to stash him on the 60-day IL rather than the 10-day IL, but the 26-year-old looks to be reversing that narrative this time around. He resumed a throwing program just over two weeks ago and appears to have escaped any setbacks thus far. Harvey will ramp up for the next few weeks and should fill a key role in the Baltimore bullpen once reinstated, but he may not get a look as the team's closer while Cesar Valdez continues to navigate the ninth inning effectively.

April 18, 2021 01:48 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Throwing again
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Harvey (oblique) was able to play catch Sunday, Rich Dubroff of reports.

Harvey's ability to throw off flat ground represents his first tangible sign of progress since being shut down in mid-March with a severe left oblique strain. The Orioles placed Harvey on the 60-day injured list as a result, making him ineligible to rejoin the big club until at least the second half of May. Provided Harvey experiences no setbacks while building back up following the injury, he should be able to return from the IL in close to the minimum 60 days. Once activated, Harvey could re-enter the Orioles' closing picture.

March 16, 2021 11:16 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Ready to go by early June
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harvey (oblique) is expected to be ready to return by late May or early June, Roch Kubatko of reports.

Harvey just can't catch a break with injuries, as he was placed on the 60-day injured list Tuesday due to the strained oblique he suffered Friday against the Phillies. It doesn't look as though he'll miss much more than the required 60 days, though his injury history doesn't provide any reason for confidence that he'll avoid setbacks. He still has closer upside when he eventually gets back into game action, especially as the Orioles don't have any obvious alternatives for the role, but it's hard to hold onto a pitcher with Harvey's track record who isn't even guaranteed to close when he eventually returns.

March 16, 2021 03:48 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Lands on 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles placed Harvey (oblique) on the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Joe Trezza of reports.

The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for third baseman Maikel Franco, who signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with Baltimore. Harvey had been the leading candidate to close for the Orioles before suffering a left oblique strain in a Grapefruit League outing last weekend. With Harvey now sidelined until at least May 16, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde will likely turn to Tanner Scott, Shawn Armstrong and Cesar Valdez as the team's primary late-inning options for the first six weeks of the season.

March 15, 2021 11:08 AM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Out indefinitely with oblique strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde confirmed Monday that Harvey will be sidelined indefinitely with a left oblique strain, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.

Hyde didn't go as far as saying that Harvey wouldn't be ready for Opening Day, but it's probably safe to rule the right-hander out for the start of the season, given his history as a slow healer along with the fact that he's dealing with more than just a sore oblique. Prior to getting hurt on his first pitch of Friday's Grapefruit League appearance against the Phillies, Harvey was viewed as the frontrunner for the Orioles' closing job, but Hyde will now have to look elsewhere at the back end of the bullpen. Tanner Scott, Shawn Armstrong and Cesar Valdez are the most likely candidates for the job, but it's possible the Orioles opt for a committee approach at closer to begin the season, which would limit the value of all of the team's end-game options.

March 12, 2021 03:36 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Dealing with oblique issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harvey suffered a left oblique injury Friday against the Phillies, Joe Trezza of reports.

Harvey winced in pain following his first pitch of the outing and left the game with team trainers. It's a positive in some ways that he's not dealing with yet more arm troubles, though oblique issues can be worrying as well. His recovery timeline for his latest in a long line of injuries is not yet clear.

March 12, 2021 03:20 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Exits in pain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harvey winced after throwing his first pitch Friday against the Phillies and left the game without throwing another one, Joe Trezza of reports.

Injuries have unfortunately been the story of Harvey's career, as he's thrown just 154.1 total innings over the last six years. The exact diagnosis for his latest issue remains to be seen, but his track record leaves little reason to be anything other than pessimistic. If he's sidelined to start the year, Tanner Scott and Cesar Valdez could emerge as the top closing options in Baltimore.

September 11, 2020 10:08 AM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Surrenders home run in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 30, 2020 03:04 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Returns from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 29, 2020 11:48 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Return on horizon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Saturday that Harvey (elbow) will be activated in the next day or two, Roch Kubatko of 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.

August 26, 2020 02:52 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Traveling with team
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Harvey (elbow/forearm) is traveling with the team and hopes to be activated soon, Roch Kubatko of 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.

August 18, 2020 06:32 PM
Orioles' Hunter Harvey: Nearly ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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