Jul 31, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Baltimore has shut down last year’s first-round draft pick, right-hander Hunter Harvey, for the remainder of the season with elbow inflammation.
Harvey was selected for the Futures Games as a 19-year-old and started 17 games at low Single-A with a 3.18 ERA and 106/33 K/BB ratio in 88 innings. The injury ruled out Harvey as a trade candidate, although presumably the Orioles would’ve needed to be blown away by a deal to move such a promising young arm.
Executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette told Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com that the Orioles don’t believe Harvey will require surgery, but he’ll likely undergo further examination before anything can be ruled out officially.
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