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Orioles call up Hunter Harvey from Double-A

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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.

CC Sabathia hopes to play one more year

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Back in May, Yankees starter CC Sabathia said he’d retire if the Yankees won the World Series. That still may be the plan, but he recently told that he’s going to try to pitch in 2019, health willing:

“I’m start to start. I go out one start and feel like I can pitch five more years. I go out another start and I’m done. But if I can stay healthy — if my knee holds up — hopefully I’ll play one more.”

Sabathia is enjoying a nice late-career renaissance, having transformed himself from the dominant lefty he used to be to a crafty one over the past several seasons. Sabathia will turn 38 on Saturday, but he’s having another solid season. He has a 3.51 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 18 starts.

Will a World Series decide whether he hangs ’em up? Will his knee? Guess we’ll know by November.