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Kyle Hurt Injured, Shuts Down Throwing Program With Elbow Soreness: Report

The injuries keep on piling up for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yet another pitcher is on the mend for the Dodgers — this time, the No. 5 prospect in their farm system, Kyle Hurt. Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic shared that Hurt will be shut down from throwing due to elbow soreness: 

“Kyle Hurt has been shut down from throwing due to elbow soreness, according to a league source,” Ardaya wrote. “He exited his most recent outing with Triple-A Oklahoma City with a trainer after facing just two hitters.”

Fabian Ardaya, The Atheltic

The Dodgers have been riddled with injuries, especially from the pitching staff. Hurt is among many who have spent more time on the rehab trail than on the mound.

The 26-year-old was recently activated from the 60-day IL and optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City after suffering from right shoulder inflammation on June 21. Hurt was initially placed on the 15-day IL on April 20 and moved to the 60-day IL a week later.

Hurt is currently the No. 5 prospect for the Dodgers farm system and the No. 3 pitcher, according to MLB Pipeline. The right-handed pitcher made his major league debut out of the bullpen in 2023 against the San Diego Padres and has pitched in four major league games thus far.

In limited action this season, Hurt has pitched three games and has recorded a 0-1 record with a 1.35 ERA, three strikeouts, and a 1.35 WHIP in 6.2 innings. cited some club officials who believe Hurt has the best stuff of any pitcher in the Dodgers system. His fastball runs from 94-97 mph.

The Dodgers traded for Hurt from the Miami Marlins in 2021, along with left-handed reliever Alex Vesia. Hurt was a fifth-round selection from the Marlins in the 2020 MLB Draft out of Rancho Santa Fe.

In 13 minor league games this year (two starts), Hurt has recorded a 3.07 ERA, 22 strikeouts, and a 1.43 WHIP in 14.2 innings. Hurt has risen up the Dodgers’ prospect rank system each year, and the hope is that he will eventually be a top rotation starter in the big leagues soon. For now, his news in an injury-riddled season just got worse.

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Ricardo Sandoval

I write about sports. Staff writer at Dodgers Nation, LA Sports Report network of sites, and Newsweek. I’m also lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan.

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