Dodgers Rumors: Kyle Hurt Shut Down From Throwing

Multiple injuries created an opportunity for Kyle Hurt to be included on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Opening Day roster for the Seoul Series and he remained with the team at the start of their domestic schedule.

Hurt only appeared in two games before getting optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City at the end of March. He made two starts in the Minor Leagues and returned to the Dodgers roster in the middle of April to fill an opener role.

Hurt then was placed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation on April 20. Seven days later the Dodgers transferred him to the 60-day IL.

Hurt was activated June 21 and resumed pitching with Oklahoma City. He had been faring very well since returning from injury, with just one run allowed in 6.1 innings.

However, Hurt likely is now heading back to the injured list after leaving his most recent relief appearance due to elbow soreness, according to Fabian Ardaya of the Athletic:

Kyle Hurt has been shut down from throwing due to elbow soreness, according to a league source.

Hurt entered in the seventh inning on the Fourth of July and struck out the first two batters faced. But he was then checked on by a trainer and taken out of the game.

The extent of Hurt’s injury is currently unknown, so there is still a chance he can be available for the Dodgers down the stretch, but there doesn’t appear to be much optimism.

The team has other bullpen options they anticipate returning this season, such as Joe Kelly, Brusdar Graterol and Ryan Brasier. But Hurt could have been a good insurance option in case something goes awry during any of their respective recoveries.

Kyle Hurt’s games with Dodgers

Hurt flashed the ability to be an interesting bullpen piece for the Dodgers in his brief time at the Major League level this season. His three appearances were all multi-inning outings, with two of them coming as a reliever. Overall, he pitched 6.2 innings with three strikeouts, a 1.35 ERA and 1.35 WHIP.

Hurt was excelling out of the bullpen despite the Dodgers publicly declaring they viewed him as a starting pitching prospect.

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