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Sun Sep 2403:45RF Bryce Harper (left knee bruise) participated in simulated gam...
RF Bryce Harper (left knee bruise) participated in a simulated game Saturday afternoon prior to the Nationals' 4-3, 10-inning win over the Mets. It was the second simulated game this week for Harper, who hasn't played for the Nationals since he was injured trying to beat out an infield hit Aug. 12. Manager Dusty Baker said Harper was further along in his rehab than the team expected and that he'd likely return to the team during the final week of the regular season in order to get some at-bats prior to the playoffs. Harper is batting .326 with 29 homers and 87 RBIs in 106 games this season.
Sat Sep 2304:30RF Bryce Harper (left knee bruise) took another step towards ret...
RF Bryce Harper (left knee bruise) took another step towards returning to game action Friday afternoon, when he took batting practice, ran the bases and shagged fly balls in the outfield prior to the Nationals' 7-6 loss to the Mets. The activity was the most rigorous for Harper since he took part in a simulated game on Saturday. The Nationals hope Harper, who has been out since he was injured trying to leg out an infield hit on Aug. 12, can return to the lineup next week in preparation for the playoffs. Harper is batting .326 with 29 homers and 87 RBIs in 106 games this season.
Fri Sep 2204:38RF Bryce Harper will travel with Nationals to New York for their...
RF Bryce Harper will travel with the Nationals to New York for their weekend series against the Mets and take batting practice Saturday at Citi Field before it is decided what to do from there. Harper, who injured his left knee Aug. 12, hopes to make it back into the lineup before the end of the regular season, but is running short on time. Harper had a simulated game Tuesday in Atlanta, hitting, running the bases and fielding ground balls. He shagged fly balls during batting practice Thursday.
Thu Sep 2105:27RF Bryce Harper took early batting practice on field Wednesday a...
RF Bryce Harper took early batting practice on the field Wednesday after a simulated the game Tuesday as he ramped up his workload in in anticipation of return to the Nationals lineup before the end of the season. "He's on a crash course to come back as soon as possible," manager Dusty Baker said. Harper hasn't played since Aug. 12, when he injured a knee slipping on first base.
Mon Sep 1813:27Nationals' Harper takes BP for first time since injury
WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 13, took batting practice on the field Sunday for the first time since he hyperextended his left knee while running out a grounder on a wet field against the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 12.Harper took several cuts and several balls landed well above the fence in center field. The left-handed hitter was the National League MVP in 2015 when he hit .330 with 42 homers and this year is batting .326 with 29 homers and 87 RBIs in 106 games.The Las Vegas native took batting practice before the Sunday night ESPN game of the week against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have the best record in the majors. The teams have the two best records in the National League and the Dodgers (96-52) beat the Nationals (89-59) in five games in last year's NLDS."I felt a little off, still," Harper told reporters. "Not my knee, per se, but more just myself. It's going to take some time to get back and get i... [More]
Mon Sep 1805:26OF Bryce Harper took batting practice on field Sunday for first ...
OF Bryce Harper took batting practice on the field Sunday for the first time since he hyperextended his left knee on Aug. 12.Harper took several cuts, and several of the balls he hit landed well above the fence in center field. "I felt a little off, still," Harper said. "Not my knee, per se, but more just myself. It's going to take some time to get back and get in focus. Got a long ways to go, and hopefully be back soon." Can he be ready for the playoffs, which start for the Nationals at home Oct. 6? "I hope so," he said. "That's definitely in my head. That's what I want to do. That's where I want to be. But it takes time."
Sun Sep 1705:22OF Bryce Harper (calf, hyperextended left knee) did lot of runni...
OF Bryce Harper (calf, hyperextended left knee) did a lot of running around the field and threw balls from left field before Saturday's game. At one point he leaned over and appeared tired, but then began to run again. He has been on the disabled list since Aug. 13 and has missed 34 games.
Fri Sep 1505:42OF Bryce Harper ran from foul pole to foul pole before Thursday'...
OF Bryce Harper ran from foul pole to foul pole before Thursday's game. The Nationals are hopeful that Harper can be ready for postseason play. Manager Dusty Baker noted this week that the Nationals have four days off before they host Game 1of the NL Division Series on Oct. 6 and that could be just what Harper needs.
Thu Sep 1405:30OF Bryce Harper (hyperextended left knee, calf) has started to d...
OF Bryce Harper (hyperextended left knee, calf) has started to do light hitting and some running drills, according to manager Dusty Baker. "He's hit some off the tee and some soft-toss and stuff," Baker said. "Like I said, that's part of baseball activities. He threw yesterday. He's been running lightly. So he's in the process." The Nationals are 19-12 since Harper went on the disabled list last month.
Wed Sep 1305:09RF Bryce Harper (calf, hyperextended left knee) hoping to begin ...
RF Bryce Harper (calf, hyperextended left knee) is hoping to begin baseball activities at some point, manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday. "What's next is hopefully have him start hitting and see how his legs feel," Baker told reporters. "Because running and sliding and dodging is going to be the thing. He's progressing. I got my trainers letting me know when he's really progressing. You don't want to force him to progress because that leads to regression." Harper has been on the disabled list since August 13 after slipping on a wet first base against the San Francisco Giants in a home game. He has now missed 30 games and Washington is 19-11 in those games after a loss Tuesday.
Sun Sep 1005:09RF Bryce Harper (hyperextended left knee) threw on outfield gras...
RF Bryce Harper (hyperextended left knee) threw on the outfield grass less than one hour before Saturday's game. Harper has been on the disabled list since August 13 and has missed 28 games. The Nationals hope he will be ready for postseason play.
Wed Sep 607:30RF Bryce Harper (left leg) out since August 12 due to left leg i...
RF Bryce Harper (left leg) has been out since August 12 due to a left leg injury that includes a deep knee bruise and a calf strain. He has hit more homers against the Marlins (23) than he has against any other team. The Nationals hope to get Harper back before the regular season ends, but he is a "ways away" from even being able to run. On Tuesday, he played catch for the first time since he got hurt.
Thu Aug 3104:21RF Bryce Harper (hyperextended left knee) has now missed 18 game...
RF Bryce Harper (hyperextended left knee) has now missed 18 games since he went on the disabled list Aug. 13. He told reporters before the game Wednesday that he is a long way from being able to run and also said he strained his calf on the play. "If I wasn't an athlete and was just an average person, I probably wouldn't even be on it and doing anything," Harper told reporters. "I'm thankful enough to be able to have a strong unit in there in the training staff to come in there every day and work hard and be able to do the things I need to do around my body that take a little stress off the knee area and calf area and certain things that can speed up recovery and speed up those places around it that I can be stronger again. When I come back I don't have to rely on one muscle or one thing in my body to keep me going, I can rely on everything. That's what we're doing right now."
Thu Aug 3104:20OF Bryce Harper admitted Wednesday he frustrated with having to ...
OF Bryce Harper admitted Wednesday he is frustrated with having to watch from the bench. Harper was unable to be part of Players Weekend after going on the disabled list Aug. 13, one day after he hyperextended his left knee in a home game against the San Francisco Giants A 2015 National League MVP, Harper told reporters he is "a long ways from running" prior to Wednesday's game against the Miami Marlins.
Thu Aug 3101:00MLB notebook: Astros to return home for Mets series
The Houston Astros will return home to begin their three-game interleague series against the New York Mets on Saturday, the team announced Wednesday.The series had been slated to begin on Friday, but the clubs will play a split doubleheader on Saturday at Minute Maid Park before wrapping up the set on Sunday.The Astros will return to Houston on Thursday after their game against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Astros had to relocate their series against their Lone Star State rivals this week because of catastrophic flooding in the area from Hurricane Harvey.--The Seattle Mariners acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Leake from the St. Louis Cardinals as they contend for an American League wild-card spot. The Cardinals get minor league shortstop Rayder Ascanio in exchange for Leake and international cap space totaling $750,000 for the current international signing period.Leake, 29, was 7-12 with a 4.21 ERA over 154 innings with 103 strikeouts in 26 starts f... [More]
Thu Aug 3100:55Nationals' Harper: I'm 'a long ways from running'
WASHINGTON -- Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper admitted Wednesday he is frustrated with having to watch from the bench.Harper was unable to be part of Players Weekend after going on the disabled list Aug. 13, one day after he hyperextended his left knee in a home game against the San Francisco Giants. A 2015 National League MVP, Harper told reporters he is "a long ways from running" prior to Wednesday's game against the Miami Marlins."If I wasn't an athlete and was just an average person, I probably wouldn't even be on it and doing anything," Harper said. "I'm thankful enough to be able to have a strong unit in there in the training staff to come in there every day and work hard and be able to do the things I need to do around my body that take a little stress off the knee area and calf area. (Also) certain things that can speed up recovery and speed up those places around it that I can be stronger again."When I come back, I don't have to rely on one muscle or one thing in my body to ... [More]
Wed Aug 3004:04RF Bryce Harper (hyperextended left knee) has missed 17 games si...
RF Bryce Harper (hyperextended left knee) has missed 17 games since he went on the disabled list Aug. 13. "Bryce is improving. I don't know to what degree," Washington manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday, while adding Harper is not walking with a limp.
Sat Aug 2604:54OF Bryce Harper (hyperextended left knee) said there no update o...
OF Bryce Harper (hyperextended left knee) said there is no update on his condition. He went on the disabled list Aug. 13 after he was hurt the previous day while trying to beat out a grounder to first. "Nothing has really changed," Harper told The Washington Post on Friday. "I wish I had more for you."
Fri Aug 1804:03RF Bryce Harper on West Coast trip but certainly not in playing ...
RF Bryce Harper is on the West Coast trip but certainly not in a playing capacity. Harper is out for an indefinite time period with a knee injury. "He's not cleared to do much but he is part of this team," manager Dusty Baker said. "It's not like football where you shelf some guy until he is ready to play." Harper contributed recently to Howie Kendrick being thrust into a starting role in right field. Harper is sharing knowledge with Kendrick about the various angles and nuances of playing that spot.
Wed Aug 1622:08RF Bryce Harper (hyperextended left knee) most likely will trave...
RF Bryce Harper (hyperextended left knee) most likely will travel with the team to San Diego and Houston to get treatment, manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday. Harper went on the DL on Sunday after he was injured on Saturday as he tried to beat out a grounder.
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