Nats reliever Harris out with blood clot in pitching arm

Washington Nationals reliever Will Harris has a blood clot in his proper arm and the crew does not count on him to be within the bullpen on opening day.

Harris is leaving spring coaching camp to be examined by a specialist, supervisor Dave Martinez stated Friday.

“I don’t know a lot about what’s going to occur right here. However for me, when someone mentions one thing like that, it’s sort of a scary deal,” Martinez stated. “Till we all know extra about it, then I received to imagine that he’s going to not begin with us this season.”

The Nationals open on April 1 at residence towards the New York Mets.

“He felt bizarre his final outing,” Martinez stated. “So we sort of backed off slightly bit, received an MRI, and within the arm was slightly small blood clot.”

Harris final pitched in an exhibition recreation on March 9, throwing one scoreless inning towards the Houston Astros. The proper-hander appeared in a “B recreation” on Saturday.

Harris, then with Houston, gave up a go-ahead, two-run homer to Washington’s Howie Kendrick within the seventh inning of World Collection Recreation 7 two years in the past, a recreation the Nationals received 6-2 for his or her first title.

The 36-year-old Harris signed with Washington as a free agent after the 2019 season. He went 0-1 with one save and a 3.06 ERA in 20 video games final yr for the Nationals.

Harris has been anticipated to be part of a formidable again finish of the bullpen together with Brad Hand and Daniel Hudson for Washington, which completed final season tied for final within the NL East.

“He’s fairly upbeat contemplating what’s occurring,” Martinez stated. “Hopefully we’ll know extra earlier than later, after which we are able to decide what’s going to occur.”


Nathan Eovaldi continued to battle in his third begin for Boston, surrendering 5 runs on eight hits and a stroll in 4 innings. Eovaldi has a ten.61 ERA this spring. Hunter Renfroe hit his second residence run. Prospect Jarren Duran had 4 hits and is batting .407 this spring.

Wealthy Hill was knocked round in his third begin for Tampa Bay, yielding three runs on 5 hits and a stroll in 2 2/3 innings. Starter Chris Archer got here on within the fourth, hanging out two in two excellent innings. Yandy Díaz had two hits, together with his first residence run. Mike Zunino additionally homered, Yoshi Tsutsugo had two hits and Willy Adames and Joey Wendle each tripled.


Francisco Lindor hit a grand slam, Pete Alonso doubled for the fifth time this spring and Tomás Nido homered and doubled. Jeff McNeil, within the midst of a 2-for-27 skid, was hit by a pitch thrice.

Taijuan Walker made his second begin, permitting a bad-hop single and a stroll in 4 shutout innings. Jerry Blevins, who returned to the Mets to vie for a bullpen spot, pitched an ideal inning.

Carlos Martínez struggled in his fourth begin for St. Louis. He was pulled after throwing 25 pitches within the first inning, permitting a run on a stroll to Brandon Nimmo and a two-out double by Alonso.

Martínez returned to the mound to begin the second, surrendering Nido’s homer, and left with two on and one out within the fourth, giving up 5 runs on 5 hits and two walks.


Robbie Ray made his fourth begin for Toronto, pitching 5 1/3 innings and giving up a run on 4 hits and a stroll, hanging out seven. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3 for 3, elevating his common to .600 this spring. Jonathan Davis and Joe Panik every had two hits.

Casey Mize struggled for a 3rd straight begin in his fourth look for Detroit, surrendering 5 runs on eight hits and a stroll in 3 2/3 innings. JaCoby Jones had two hits, together with his first residence run. Miguel Cabrera struck out twice in three journeys and is batting .160 this spring.


Julio Urías made his fourth begin for Los Angeles, permitting two hits in 4 shutout innings, hanging out three. Max Muncy and Chris Taylor every had three hits, Edwin Rios doubled twice and Mookie Betts additionally doubled.

Kyle Cody made his second begin for Texas, surrendering 5 runs on eight hits and a stroll, retiring seven batters. Ronald Guzmán hit his third residence run, connecting off Kenley Jansen.


Dylan Bundy gave up one earned in his third begin for Los Angeles, yielding three hits whereas hanging out six in 5 innings. Scott Schebler hit his third residence run and likewise singled and scored on Jo Adell’s double.

Brady Singer made his third begin for Kansas Metropolis, permitting three runs on 5 hits and a stroll in 5 innings. Carlos Santana homered and doubled.


Zach Davies made his third begin for Chicago, pitching 4 innings and permitting an unearned run on 4 hits and three walks. Willson Contreras hit his third residence run and Anthony Rizzo had three hits. Ian Happ had a three-run double and Jason Heyward doubled and singled.

Frankie Montas made his second begin for Oakland, yielding two runs on 4 hits and a stroll, hanging out 4 in three innings. Chad Pinder had two hits.


Jon Grey went 5 innings in his second begin for Colorado, permitting three runs on 5 hits, hanging out six. Sam Hilliard and Dom Nuñez homered.

Aaron Civale made his third begin for Cleveland, yielding three earned runs on 4 hits and a stroll in 4 innings. Roberto Pérez and Franmil Reyes every hit their second homers.


Billy McKinney hit residence runs in consecutive at-bats, connecting with the bases empty within the sixth and with two on within the eighth to place Milwaukee on high. McKinney has 4 homers this spring.

Adrian Houser made his fourth begin. Houser, competing for the fifth spot within the rotation, settled down after Christian Walker’s three-run homer within the first, pitching 3 1/3 innings and permitting six hits and two walks. Nearer Josh Hader struck out two and walked one in a scoreless inning.

Kolten Wong led off the underside of the primary together with his second homer. Christian Yelich, who was changed by McKinney, had two hits, together with a double.

Caleb Smith had his greatest outing in his fourth begin for Arizona, permitting one run on 5 hits and a stroll, pitching 4 1/3 innings and hanging out six. Walker hit his fourth homer.


Josh Bell hit his fourth homer of the spring for Washington, a three-run shot. Victor Robles launched his third residence run, and Josh Harrison additionally went deep.

Michael Brantley and Alex Bregman went back-to-back towards Nationals reliever Daniel Hudson. Houston starter Luis Garcia was tagged for 5 runs and 6 hits in 1 2/3 innings.


Trey Mancini hit his first residence run since lacking final season following surgical procedure for colon most cancers. He singled and scored twice as effectively. Ryan Mountcastle, who drove in three runs, and Cedric Mullins additionally went deep for Baltimore. Wade LeBlanc didn’t enable an earned run in three hitless innings.

Veteran newcomer Todd Frazier hit his third homer for Pittsburgh and knocked in three runs. Ke’Bryan Hayes had two doubles, giving him six this spring, and is batting .433 with a 1.285 OPS.


Atlanta starter Ian Anderson struck out 9 in 4 1/3 innings. He allowed two runs and 4 hits with one stroll. Will Smith whiffed two in a hitless inning of aid.

Minnesota starter Randy Dobnak went 3 1/3 innings, giving up solely an unearned run and one hit with 5 strikeouts and no walks. Miguel Sanó went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and is batting .125 this spring.


Iván Nova began towards his former crew and tossed three efficient innings for Philadelphia, allowing only one run and one hit regardless of three walks. The Phillies didn’t get a success till the eighth however scored 4 occasions within the ninth. Each golf equipment completed with two hits.

Touted teenager Deivi García, attempting to win a rotation spot, threw three shutout innings for New York and has a 1.64 ERA. He labored round 4 walks and didn’t enable a success whereas hanging out two. Aroldis Chapman, Darren O’Day, Justin Wilson and Chad Inexperienced every fired a hitless inning of aid.

Huge league residence run champ Luke Voit doubled and had a sacrifice fly. Aaron Decide fanned thrice.


AL Rookie of the 12 months Kyle Lewis hit his first homer of the spring, connecting off new Chicago starter Lance Lynn. Lewis scored twice and completed 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a stroll. Mitch Haniger, Kyle Seager and high prospect Jarred Kelenic additionally had two hits for the Mariners. Marco Gonzales gave up 5 runs and 9 hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Lynn was charged with three runs and 6 hits in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out 5. Adam Engel hit a three-run homer and a triple off Gonzales. Nick Madrigal was 3 for 3.


Nick Senzel had two hits and scored twice from the leadoff spot for Cincinnati. He additionally walked, stole a base and drove in a run. He’s batting .357 this spring. Jesse Winker additionally had two hits and an RBI. Eugenio Suarez delivered an RBI double, and scuffling new reliever Sean Doolittle pitched a scoreless inning.

San Francisco starter Aaron Sanchez allowed three runs and 5 hits in 2 1/3 innings, leaving him with an 11.57 ERA.


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