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.
Harvey (elbow) has gotten through the start of his throwing progression without issues but isn't expected to return for at least another three weeks, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Harvey seemed to have the potential to throw high-leverage innings for the Orioles this season, but there's always doubt about his ability to throw any innings at all, as he's battled a long list of injuries over his professional career. His latest issue, elbow soreness, popped up in the final week of summer camp and will wind up keeping him sidelined for over a month. He has the talent to pick up saves down the stretch this season, but he'll have to prove that he's both healthy and effective before being given that opportunity.
Harvey (elbow) will start a throwing progression within the next few days, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The oft-injured Harvey had a chance to be part of the closer conversation in Baltimore this season, but he was sent to the injured list to open the season due to elbow soreness. The issue appears to be trending in the right direction, but it's not yet clear when he'll be ready to return to the field.
The Orioles moved Harvey (elbow) to the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Considered a potential option to close for the Orioles coming out of spring training, Harvey's bid for the job was derailed after he experienced soreness in his right elbow late in summer camp. The setback is a troubling one for a young pitcher with a history of arm injuries, so Harvey is far from a lock to make it back from the IL in the minimum 10 days. Mychal Givens now looks like the clear best option for saves in the Baltimore bullpen with Harvey on the shelf.
Harvey is expected to open the season on the injured list due to elbow soreness, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Harvey generated some buzz back in March after being named as a potential closer by manager Brandon Hyde. The 25-year-old has electric stuff, which helped him strike out 11 batters in his 6.1-inning big-league debut last year, but injury issues are unfortunately a major part of his profile as well, as he's averaged just 37 innings per season since being drafted back in 2013. This particular issue isn't considered serious, with the Orioles saying that a move to the injured list would be precautionary. Nevertheless, given his injury history and the fact that he was never listed as anything more than a candidate for the closing role, it's hard to have much faith in him from a fantasy perspective at the moment.
Manager Brandon Hyde said Harvey has a little bit of arm fatigue and is day-to-day as of Monday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
The 25-year-old has been battling with Mychal Givens and Richard Bleier to become the Orioles' primary closer throughout summer camp. Harvey thrived after being moved to the bullpen during his rookie season with Baltimore, giving up one run and striking out 11 over 6.1 innings. It is unclear whether he will be forced to miss any time to begin his sophomore campaign in 2020.
Orioles pitching coach Doug Brocail said Sunday that Harvey remains in the mix to close, but Baltimore has yet to decide on a top option for the ninth inning, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Along with Harvey, Brocail named Mychal Givens as a candidate to close for Baltimore, with southpaw Richard Bleier also viewed as a potential end-game option against lefty-heavy lineups. Unless the Orioles confirm a closer prior to Opening Day, fantasy players will have to take something of a leap of faith in Harvey, who boasts the best skills of the three contenders for saves. Durability concerns prompted the Orioles to move the 2013 first-round pick to the bullpen last season, and the 25-year-old thrived in his first taste of the big leagues, giving up one run and striking out 11 over 6.1 innings. Harvey's big fastball and above-average curveball should at least allow him to deliver quality production in the ratio categories if the Orioles elect to use Givens or someone else as their primary closer.
Manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday that Harvey is "definitely an option" to close this season, Craig Mish of Sportsgrid reports. "When we had [Harvey] there for that three-week span, our bullpen completely changed," Hyde said. "It was somebody that I could use in a high-leverage spot that was throwing 100 with good secondary stuff and it seemed like it kind of fell into place for everybody else and everybody threw better during the time he was there."
A first-round pick in 2013, Harvey finally reached the highest level last season after a long, injury-filled climb through the minor leagues. It was only seven appearances, but he more than held his own, and it sounds like Harvey has already earned a good deal of trust with the coaching staff. Harvey averaged over 98 mph on his fastball, and we pretty much know who Mychal Givens is at this point, so Harvey seems like the arm to own in the Baltimore bullpen even if Hyde did stop short of naming Harvey the primary closer.
Harvey (illness) is scheduled to toss a bullpen session Friday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Harvey is seemingly healthy again after missing time earlier in camp while recovering from the flu. Once he completes the bullpen session, his next step could be pitching in a Grapefruit League game, likely as soon as Sunday.
Manager Brandon Hyde said that Harvey (illness) will be ready to make his Grapefruit League debut at some point over the weekend, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Harvey has shaken off the illness that prevented him from participating in workouts earlier in camp, so he's just making up for the lost time at this point. The right-hander has since resumed facing hitters in live batting practice, which likely represents the final hurdle he had to clear before making his spring debut. The 25-year-old's troubling injury history resulted in the Orioles pulling the plug on developing him as a starter, but his upper-90s fastball could make him an intriguing option at the back end of the big-league bullpen. He'll likely serve as one of the top setup men for Mychal Givens to begin the season.
Harvey (illness) was present Wednesday for the Orioles' full-squad workout, but he didn't take part in any throwing, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
The Orioles are likely just easing Harvey back in with cardio work and fielding drills after he missed the past few days of workouts with the illness. More importantly, the oft-injured 25-year-old reported to camp without any arm-related concerns, so he looks like he'll have a legitimate chance to make the Opening Day roster for the first time. Harvey likely won't be given a look in the closer's role to begin the 2020 season, but if healthy, his big fastball could allow him to quickly claim a key late-inning role for the Orioles.
Harvey didn't throw Friday due to an illness, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
There hasn't been any indication that the illness is serious enough to affect Harvey's preparation for the upcoming season. The righty is expected to be a full-time reliever this year and could potentially push for a high-leverage spot if he pitches well early.
Harvey is not considered a candidate for the starting rotation this spring, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Harvey has long been considered a promising arm, but he just hasn't been able to stay healthy, averaging just 37 innings per year since becoming a professional back in 2013. He moved to the bullpen upon promotion to Triple-A Norfolk last season and remained there after making his big-league debut, where he posted a 1.42 ERA and a 42.3 percent strikeout rate in a small 6.1-inning sample. Mychal Givens appears to have the inside shot to close in Baltimore this year, but Harvey could certainly make a push for saves if he looks good early in the season.
Harvey will not pitch again this season, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
The decision to shut him down is precautionary after he didn't bounce back from his last appearance (Sept. 13) as the Orioles would have hoped. He has a lengthy injury history and dealt with biceps soreness earlier this year, so it makes sense for Baltimore to play it safe. Harvey will not need to undergo any tests on his arm. He pitched 82 innings across stops at Double-A (as a starter), Triple-A and the majors (both as a reliever). The expectation is that Harvey will work as a reliever next year. He could figure into the ninth-inning mix.
Harvey (biceps) threw a scoreless inning while notching one strikeout Friday against the Tigers.
He did not allow a hit or a walk in his first game back after missing almost two weeks with biceps soreness. Harvey should pitch in high-leverage situations over the rest of the season and could challenge Mychal Givens for saves in 2020.
Harvey (biceps) said Wednesday that he hopes to return to game action this weekend in Detroit, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander has been out of action for more than a week due to an injury, which he revealed to be biceps soreness. He made it through a 15-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and said it went well, but Harvey will be worth monitoring down the stretch after all the missed time over the years. He projects as a possible closer in 2020 if his health finally cooperates.
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