Hunter Harvey

Orioles notes: Harvey has 'big day in his baseball ladder-climbing' in first game since elbow surgery

Orioles notes: Harvey has 'big day in his baseball ladder-climbing' in first game since elbow surgery

Pitching prospect Hunter Harvey, whose stellar 2014 season was shortened by an elbow problem that ultimately required Tommy John reconstruction, had a “big day in his baseball ladder-climbing” Wednesday with his first competitive game in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

“Hunter Harvey had a good day today,” Showalter said. “Twenty-seven pitches, one inning, felt great. Velocity was really good.”

Harvey had a strikeout and allowed two hits in the scoreless inning, and Showalter said the pitcher eventually will ascend to Low-A Delmarva by the season’s end, but on a unique schedule.

“He’s going to...

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