Cardinals release Mitch Harris, first Naval Academy grad to pitch in MLB

The story for Mitch Harris took yet another twist this morning as the pitcher posted the following on Instagram:

While the message could sound like he was saying goodbye to baseball, Harris clarified via text that his arm is “feeling much better” and he is “anxious to show what I’ve got” to other teams.

In 2015, Harris became the first U.S. Naval Academy graduate to pitch in the Major Leagues as he appeared in 26 games for the Cardinals. Pitching in relief, he put together a 2-1 record with a 3.67 ERA and 15 strikeouts.

But elbow issues kept him out of action last season and he underwent surgery in June.

This season, the 31-year old had appeared in two games for Memphis (AAA) before going on the disabled list. Harris allowed 3 hits and two runs in his first inning but put up all zeroes in his second one-inning stint.

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