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Van Horn updates Carter's status
Arkansas pitcher Dylan Carter throws during a game against Alabama on Sunday, April 2, 2023, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn expressed some optimism Friday that right-hander Dylan Carter might get good news concerning the recurring soreness in his pitching arm.
Van Horn said Carter received a good “first update” Friday, but will undergo further testing next week. The Bentonville native was in the dugout for the Razorbacks' 10-4 victory over Texas A&M on Friday night.
“He’s going to go get an MRI with dye in it on Monday just to double check and make sure everything's right,” Van Horn said. “If it comes back clean then you may see him again this year.”
Carter experienced soreness for the second time in as many outings after he threw 24 pitches during the fifth inning against the Aggies on Thursday. He also reported soreness seven days earlier when he threw 38 pitches in the series opener at Georgia.
Carter has been a reliable arm on SEC weekend for the Razorbacks. He earned a win against Tennessee on April 16 when he threw 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Carter has a 3.65 ERA in 37 innings — the most by a Razorback who has not started a game.
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