The Orioles announced on Monday that pitching prospect Hunter Harvey has been called up from Double-A Bowie. Lefty pitcher Tanner Scott was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
The O’s bullpen was taxed heavily during Sunday’s game against the Yankees, as starter Mike Wright was only able to record two outs before being lifted. The combination of Pedro Araujo, Miguel Castro, Scott, Darren O'Day, Richard Bleier, and Brad Brach combined to throw 11 1/3 innings in an 8-7 victory. Harvey will simply serve as temporary bullpen depth as the O’s open up a series with the Blue Jays on Monday.
Harvey, 23, had been scheduled to pitch for Bowie. He’s currently rated the No. 4 prospect in the Orioles’ system by MLB Pipeline, but he’s been slowed in recent seasons due to arm injuries. Harvey has yet to pitch above Single-A, but has a 2.56 ERA with a 187/51 K/BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings in his minor league career.