Hearn's throwing program was shut down due to elbow irritation Monday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Hearn recorded a single big-league out before landing on the injured list with elbow tightness in late April. He resumed throwing in July before the issue popped up again. The renewed irritation reportedly isn't related to his UCL, so Tommy John surgery isn't expected to be required, but he may not have time to build up the arm strength to pitch again this season.
Hearn (elbow) is throwing long toss out to 120 feet, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
It's been a slow rehab path for Hearn, the left-hander who made his MLB debut earlier this season. The Rangers are in need of starting pitching and could turn to the rookie for some work down the stretch. However, given his relative inexperience and the Rangers competing for the playoffs, the team might look elsewhere for a starter.
Hearn (elbow) is not yet throwing off a mound and isn't likely to pitch before the end of July, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Hearn is progressing more slowly than the Rangers initially expected, but the team was quick to point out the left-hander has not suffered a setback. Hearn made his MLB debut earlier this season, giving up four runs in a third of an inning.
Hearn (ebow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.
Hearn has been out with elbow inflammation since late April and will now be ineligible to return before June 25. It's unclear when he's expected to be back in game action, though sometime roughly around that date appears possible, as he's recently resumed throwing. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Tim Federowicz, acquired in a trade from Cleveland in a corresponding move.
Hearn (elbow) is slated to begin a throwing program Monday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Hearn succumbed to left elbow inflammation during his MLB debut April 25 and has been stuck on the 10-day injured list ever since. After a month-long shutdown period, he's ready to start the recovery process in earnest, but he's probably still at least a couple weeks away from appearing in minor-league rehab games. Hearn isn't a lock to stick with the big club once he's ultimately activated from the IL.
Hearn (elbow) will be re-examined Thursday after being shut down for three weeks, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Hearn made a disappointing debut for Texas on April 26, departing after allowing five runs on three hits and four walks in a third of an inning. If the inflammation in his elbow has subsided, the left-hander could start a throwing program next week.
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 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 (0-1) took the loss on Thursday, giving up five runs (four earned) on three hits with four walks and no strikeouts in the Rangers' 14-2 loss to the Mariners. He recorded just one out.
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.
Hearn was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.
Hearn allowed five runs in four innings during his time in big-league camp. He'll get his first taste of Triple-A action this season after recording a 3.49 ERA in 24 Double-A starts last year.
Hearn was added to the Rangers' 40-man roster Tuesday.
Hearn was traded from the Pirates to the Rangers at the July trade deadline for Keone Kela and is one of the organization's top pitching prospects, so it's unsurprising to see him protected from the Rule 5 draft. The 24-year-old lefty spent the 2018 season at the Double-A level and had a 3.12 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and .198 opponent batting average with Altoona prior to the trade. He subsequently struggled with Frisco, posting a 5.04 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and .284 BAA over 25 innings.
Hearn was traded from the Pirates to the Rangers along with a player to be named later in exchange for Keone Kela.
One of the top pitching prospects in the Pirates' system, Hearn makes for a nice headliner for Texas in this deal, as his realistic floor would seem to be a high-leverage reliever. He stands 6-foot-5, 210 pounds and throws in the mid-90s from the left side, often touching 97 or 98 with his fastball. In addition to that impressive heater, he has an above average slider and useable changeup. Hearn turns 24 at the end of August and has not yet pitched at Triple-A, so it's hard to bank on significant improvements to the command or secondaries at this stage. That said, he posted a 3.12 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 107:38 K:BB in 104 innings with Double-A Altoona prior to the trade, so he will certainly continue to be developed as a starter for now. In that role, he has mid-rotation upside.
Hearn struck out nine over six scoreless innings Sunday in Double-A Altoona's 6-5 loss to Reading. He scattered three hits and two walks in the 95-pitch outing.
The lefty has been lights-out for Altoona over his last 10 outings, covering 56.1 innings and delivering a pristine 2.08 ERA over that stretch. After posting double-digit K/9 marks at each of his last four stops in the minors, Hearn has seen his strikeout rate tail off slightly in his move to the Eastern League, but the 6-foot-5 lefty still remains one of the top arms in the Pittsburgh system.
Hearn is opening the year in the rotation at Double-A Altoona, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo reports.
He has some flaws, but 6-foot-5 lefties with upper-90s fastballs are tough to find, so Hearn should have no problem reaching the big leagues in some capacity. The 23-year-old notched a 3.41 FIP in 87.1 innings at High-A last season. If he can improve his command and his breaking ball, there's a chance he could be an effectively wild starter, but the most likely scenario is that he ends up as a high-leverage reliever, as his fastball would regularly hit triple-digits out of the bullpen.
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