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...