By CHRIS HOBBS
Former Bandys High pitching star Hunter Harvey will start the major league baseball season with the Baltimore Orioles on the 60-day disabled list.
Harvey, expected to be Baltimore’s closer, has an oblique strain (read more via the link below on MORE ON THE INJURY II). His injury opened a roster spot now filled by Maikel Franco, signed to a one-year deal. Franco previously played for third from the Phillies and Royals.
Harvey, a 26-year-old right-hander, has been hounded by injuries throughout his pro baseball career. He was the 22nd pick of the 2013 MLB Draft and reached the big leagues in 2019 but did not pitch. He was back in the major last year and got into three games and threw 15 innings, making his debut with his dad, Bryan, in Baltimore.
Bryan Harvey was a big-league all-star (twice) closer with the then California Angels and the Florida Marlins. He had 177 career saves.
MORE UPDATES ON HARVEY FROM SPRING TRAINING: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players/playerpage/2066703/hunter-harvey
HUNTER’S PRO CAREER STATISTICS: https://www.baseballamerica.com/players/5391/hunter-harvey/