TEMPE, Ariz. – It was not long before an Angels thrower fell to the ground with an injury, although the first signs indicate it is not serious.
After the Angels announced on Thursday that Matt Harvey has a tense left tidal wave that will knock him out for at least a week and a half, Harvey said he is "not at all worried" that he may not be ready to when the season starts
"If it was during the season, I'll probably just take a few anti-inflammatory drugs and keep playing," Harvey said. "We just want to get it out of the way at the beginning of spring."
Harvey said he sensed something during the agility exercise on Tuesday, the first official training for pitchers and catchers. After an examination and a conversation with the medical staff, they decided to close it briefly.
Harvey said he hopes he can throw something even with limited mobility, so he will not lose arm strength while waiting for the load to heal.
Coach Brad Ausmus said if Harvey misses just one and a half weeks, he should be okay for the start of the season.
Harvey did not express much concern either.
"It's nothing to worry about," he said. "It's a pity that it's so early with a new team and has to miss a bit of time. It's not ideal, but I'll continue exactly where I left off. "
Although it appears to be a minor injury, the Angels and Harvey certainly have worrying memories. The Angels have sunk their last two seasons through a series of star rotation injuries, and Harvey has been injured several times during his career.
Daniel Hudson, who signed a minor league contract just before the spring training started, said he had no more problems with the forearm injury that had cost him his Dodgers end of last season. Hudson, who had two operations by Tommy John, said, "Everything feels good."
Jake Jewell said he returned 1
Ausmus is unwilling to announce the starter on the opening day. When asked if he had any idea who it might be, he said, "If I did, I would not tell you."