"We're all very excited to have Hunter Harvey join our ball club," IronBirds Manager Matt Merullo said in a statement on IronBirdsBaseball.com. "He's a first round-pick and a great talent."
Harvey, who was selected 22nd overall out of Bandy's High School in Catawba, NC, debuted with the Gulf Coast Orioles. There, he pitched to a 1.35 ERA in 13.1 innings over five outings. He struck out 18 and walked just two.
He joins the first-place IronBirds for the stretch run as the club looks for its first playoff appearance since moving to Aberdeen in 2002.
"I'm really excited to help this team try and win a championship," Harvey said during a press conference Monday, the IronBirds relayed via Twitter. "I heard about how good this team's [been] doing this year, so I'm real excited to come to Aberdeen."