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Heston Kjerstad is out 8-to-12 weeks with a higher grade hamstring strain.
Kjerstad does not need surgery but he will miss extended game action which is rough for his development. Kjerstad missed all of 2021 after developing myocarditis and needs all the game action he can get. He will have extended rest and hope to resume in-game action in 8-12 weeks.
Kjerstad pulled his hamstring yesterday in the team’s intrasquad game.
This is unfortunate news for the Orioles’ 2020 first round pick. Kjerstad missed all of 2021 with myocarditis. The second overall pick in the 2020 draft has been standing out in camp and scrimmages according to sources. It’s unfortunate that Kjerstad could miss more time considering he needs all the game time he can get. The extent of the hamstring injury is unknown at this time.
Orioles prospect OF Heston Kjerstad is still experiencing some inflammation with his heart, per GM Mike Elias.
Kjerstad was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 draft, but was sidelined for a while due to myocarditis. It's an inflammatory heart condition related to COVID-19 that shouldn't be taken lightly. Elias notes that this will slow down Kjerstad's return to play.
Orioles prospect Heston Kjerstad (myocarditis) has been cleared to report to the team's alternate training site.
Myocarditis is a heart condition linked to COVID-19. It's what caused Red Sox LHP Eduardo Rodriguez to miss the entire 2020 campaign. Kjerstad was the No. 2 pick out of Arkansas in last year's draft.
Orioles prospect Heston Kjerstad plans to arrive later to spring training due to myocarditis. He was unable to participate in the alternate site and fall instructional time.
The second overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft Heston Kjerstad received an invite to spring training. At Arkansas, he mashed with career totals of 37 home runs, 137 runs, and 129 RBI with a triple slash of .343/.421/.590. He's mostly a name to monitor, but it's unlikely he receives a call up to the majors in 2021.