Hunter Harvey prescribed rest, not surgery

Hunter Harvey, one of the Orioles top pitching prospects, was prescribed rest by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews for his elbow injury and he’s expected to be shut down for 4-6 weeks before starting a throwing program.

Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said the organization isn’t thinking about Tommy John surgery for Harvey right now and said the right-hander got  a “good report” from his visit with Andrews.

Harvey was expected to pitch in this fall’s instructional league but a forearm/elbow injury that has been bothering him all year flared back up. An MRI on the area came back clean, which was encouraging, and the Orioles are hoping he can have a fairly normal offseason.

Harvey did not pitch in the Minors this season and has pitched 113 innings in two pro seasons.

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