Baltimore Orioles name pitcher Matt Harvey to Opening Day roster

By Field Level Media
Mar 5, 2021; Dunedin, Florida, USA; Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey (32) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during spring training at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Right-hander Matt Harvey made the Baltimore Orioles Opening Day roster, the team said Thursday.

He’ll earn $1 million for the 2021 season, according to MLB.com.

Harvey, who turns 32 on Saturday, was 0-3 with an 11.57 ERA in 11 2/3 innings with the Kansas City Royals in 2020. He allowed six home runs in seven games (four starts).

An All-Star with the New York Mets in 2013, Harvey is 44-52 with a 4.14 ERA in 152 appearances (144 starts) with the Mets (2012-18), Cincinnati Reds (2018), Los Angeles Angels (2019) and Royals. He has 772 strikeouts in 838 2/3 innings.

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He has struggled to work his way back from health issues, which included Tommy John surgery that cost him the 2014 season and surgery in 2016 to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, which causes the compression of blood vessels or nerves.

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–Field Level Media