RP - WSH - IL60
The Nationals reinstated pitcher Will Harris (hand) from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Harris had hand inflammation which had kept him sidelined since the beginning of the season. He owned a 3.06 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, and a 21:9 K: BB across 17 2/3 innings for the Nationals in 2020. Harris will most likely be used in high-leverage situations and is worth rostering in leagues that reward solds (saves and holds).
Washington Nationals RHP Will Harris, who's on the IL with a right-hand issue, threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.
This is a step in the right direction for Harris who had yet to be cleared for mound work as of a few days ago. He underwent surgery to clear a blood clot in his throwing arm in the offseason and had been dealing with inflammation in his hand. A bullpen session is a step in the right direction. Now he can start to build up strength with an aim towards returning next month.
Washington Nationals RHP Will Harris, who's been on the IL since March 29 with right hand inflammation, is playing long toss but has yet to be cleared for mound work, per beat writer Mark Zuckerman.
Harris has been dealing with inflammation in his throwing hand after undergoing surgery to clear a blood clot in March. It's a positive sign that he's playing long toss but he could be a ways away from rejoining the team.
Will Harris (right hand inflammation) was placed on the 10-day IL Tuesday, retroactive to March 29.
Harris was not one of the several Nationals players to be placed on the injured list for COVID-related reasons, but he'll nonetheless have a delayed start to the season. Harris will likely serve as a high-leverage reliever once he's cleared to play.
Will Harris has been diagnosed with a small blood clot in his right arm, according to manager Dave Martinez. Harris will see a specialist to decide on a treatment plan.
It is currently unclear how long Harris will be out. Martinez indicated that when he knows more he will let everyone know. We'll be sure to monitor the news as it comes out. Harris has proven to be a solid reliever throughout his career, posting a 2.63 career ERA.