Former Bandys High star eligible for salary arbitration with Nationals
By CHRIS HOBBS
NEW YORK — Former Bandys High star Hunter Harvey finished the major league season strong with three strikeouts in two sinmgle-inning appearances.
He pitched one inning on Wednesday night in the Washington Nationals’ 9-2 loss at the New York Mets after going one inning on Tuesday night when the Mets won 8-0.
In the first season in which injuries to Harvey were at a minimum, he pitched in 38 games with a record of 2-1 with 45 strikeouts in 39 1/13 innings.
Harvey, who turns 28 on Dec. 9, is 3-3 with an ERA of 2.86 in 64 major league games (all of the others were with Baltimore, which picked him in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft). He has 68 strikeouts in 63 innings.
In Wednesday’s finale, Harvey threw strikes on nine of 10 pitches and struck out two before 27, 298. He faced three batters.
In Tuesday’s game, he walked one and struck out one. He faced four batters and threw strikes on 14 of his 25 pitches in a game that drew 23,649.
When he was picked up on waivers from the San Francisco Giants, Harvey signed a one-year deal with the Nationals for $700,000.
As he heads to the 2023 season, he is arbitration eligible for each of the next three years and will be n an unrestricted free agent in 2006.
WEDNESDAY’S BOXSCORE: https://www.mlb.com/gameday/nationals-vs-mets/2022/10/05/662488#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=662488
HUNTER HARVEY’S PRO CAREER: https://www.mlb.com/player/hunter-harvey-640451
NATIONALS 2022 STATISTICS: https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/WSN/2022.shtml