Hearn has no acute elbow injury, an MRI revealed Saturday, but he'll be shut down from throwing for three weeks due to inflammation.
Hearn's major-league debut went very poorly Thursday, and it's possible the elbow injury is to blame. Assuming he's cleared to resume throwing after three weeks, he'll still need time to build his arm strength back up, so he's likely looking at a return to action no sooner than early June.
Hearn was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday due to left elbow tightness, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Hearn got lit up by the Mariners on Thursday, although it's unclear if his injury had anything to do with his poor performance. He's expected to be re-examined in Dallas within the next few days to determine the extent of the injury.
Hearn was called up from Triple-A Nashville ahead of this start, and it couldn't have gone much worse, as he unable to make it out of the first inning while issuing four free passes on just 39 pitches. It was a spot start to fill in for Adrian Sampson, who threw three innings out of the bullpen in the Rangers' previous game, so the 24-year-old seems likely to head back to the minors.
Hearn was confirmed as the starting pitcher for Thursday's game against the Mariners.
As expected, Hearn was summoned from Triple-A Nashville ahead of Thursday's start. The 24-year-old southpaw owns a 4.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 26:10 K:BB through four starts (20 innings) with the Sounds this season.
Hearn will be called up from Triple-A Nashville to start Thursday's game against the Mariners.
Hearn will step in for the spot start as expected starter Adrian Sampson threw three innings out of the bullpen Wednesday. The 24-year-old has a 4.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 26:10 K:BB over 20 innings through four starts for the Sounds.
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