Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey will undergo Tommy John surgery, Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. The procedure is set to take place on July 26 and will be performed by Dr. Donald D’Alessandro in Charlotte, North Carolina. Harvey was diagnosed with a strained flexor mass last weekend after making a start for Single-A Aberdeen. The 21-year-old also underwent sports hernia surgery in May, so it’s been a tough season for the right-hander. Even elbow injuries aren’t new to him, as he suffered from elbow and forearm issues in 2014 and ’15. The Orioles selected Harvey in the first round, 22nd overall, in the 2013 draft. He has only been able to accrue 125 2/3 innings in professional
Last offseason produced a slew of big contracts. Some MLB teams are happy with the results from their investments. Unfortunately, other deals haven’t produced quite the same dividends. What players aren’t living up to the hype? What teams are already regretting their decisions to sign these players? Who have been the biggest free agent busts of the 2016 MLB season? 1. Jason Heyward, outfielder, Chicago Cubs Just short of four months into the 2016 season, Heyward’s production has mirrored that of a fourth outfielder used primarily as a late-inning defensive replacement. The problem, of course, is that Heyward is not being paid to be a fourth outfielder with a nice glove. He’s paid to be a star.