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Bryce Harper | Outfielder | #34

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Southern Nevada
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
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Bryce Harper (knee) made it through another simulated game Saturday without issue.
MASN's Mark Zuckerman says Harper "sounds ready" to return to the active roster, but the Nationals will wait until Sunday to decide on the best course of action. It appears the 24-year-old superstar will be able to fit in some real-game at-bats before the end of the regular season, though we probably wouldn't expect a whole lot of fantasy-relevant production. The primary goal here is to get Harper as prepared as possible for postseason play. Sep 23 - 5:17 PM

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Bryce Harper (knee) ran the bases, shagged flyballs and took batting practice on Friday.

He hadn't been slated to take BP until Saturday, so the fact that it was moved up would seem to be a good sign. The goal for Harper, obviously, is to get a few games under his belt before the playoffs. He's been sidelined since mid-August with a bone bruise in his left knee and left calf strain.
Sep 22 - 5:44 PM

Bryce Harper, seen shagging flyballs in the outfield during Thursday's pregame workouts, will travel with the Nationals for this weekend's series in New York.

Harper will hit on the field prior to Saturday's game. Barring a setback, it looks like he could return from his knee injury early next week.
Sep 21 - 5:54 PM

Bryce Harper (knee) felt good after Monday's full workout, and ran bases while completing another workout before Wednesday's game against Atlanta.

The big takeaway here is that there were no setbacks after Monday's simulated game and Harper remains on the right track to get back sometime next week. The division is locked up, so Washington doesn't have to rush the 24-year-old superstar, but it could be beneficial to get him some plate appearances before the start of the playoffs.
Sep 20 - 4:19 PM

Bryce Harper (knee) participated in a simulated game Tuesday at Atlanta's SunTrust Park.

Harper did some hitting on the field and also fielded grounders in right field as he continues to make his way back from a bone bruise in his left knee and a left calf strain. Nothing is official yet, but it sounds like he has a real chance to shake the rust with some at-bats before the postseason begins.
Sep 19 - 3:51 PM

Bryce Harper (knee) was able to take batting practice on the field prior to Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

It's the first time that he has done so since suffering his knee injury a month ago. He had already been hitting in the cages and began doing light running this week. Harper has his sights set on returning for the National League Divisional Series.
Source: MLB.com
Sep 17 - 7:31 PM

Bryce Harper (knee, calf) has begun doing "some light running," per Nationals manager Dusty Baker.

Harper has also been hitting off a tee and playing catch from around 30-45 feet for the past week. There are still many hurdles to clear, but the 24-year-old superstar is at least making steady progress and he should be ready to go by the start of the postseason. Harper landed on the disabled list August 13 after suffering a bone bruise in his left knee and a calf strain in his left leg when he slipped on a wet first base bag at Nationals Park.
Sep 13 - 3:31 PM

Bryce Harper (knee, calf) played some light catch on Tuesday.

Harper was reportedly throwing from a distance of about 30 feet. It's believed to be his first time throwing on the field since suffering a bone bruise in his left knee and a calf strain in his left leg on August 13. There's still no clear timetable for his return, but he's slowly making some progress here.
Sep 5 - 3:38 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Bryce Harper (knee, calf) is a "long ways from running."

That's not a very promising update on the 24-year-old superstar just two days from the beginning of September. Harper landed on the disabled list August 13 after suffering a bone bruise in his left knee and a calf strain in his left leg when he slipped on the first base bag. Jayson Werth is currently serving as the Nationals' starting right fielder and may finish out the regular season in that spot. Howie Kendrick will continue to draw most of the playing time in left.
Aug 30 - 1:46 PM

Nationals placed OF Bryce Harper on the 10-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his left knee.

Harper suffered the injury Saturday after slipping on the first base bag while trying to beat out a grounder in the bottom of the first inning. The good news is an MRI revealed no ligament or tendon damage, but the bad news is the 24-year-old MVP candidate will likely be sidelined until mid-to-late September. Michael Taylor has been activated in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Aug 13 - 11:19 AM

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said Sunday morning that Bryce Harper has a "significant bone bruise" in his left knee but no structural damage.

"We feel we dodged a bullet," Rizzo told reporters. Harper had to be carried off the field Saturday after slipping on the first base bag and landing awkwardly on his left leg, but an MRI taken Sunday morning revealed mostly good news. The 24-year-old superstar should be able to return sometime in September.
Aug 13 - 11:11 AM

Bryce Harper will undergo an MRI on his left knee Sunday.

Harper slipped on the first base bag while trying to beat out a grounder in the first inning Saturday night against the Giants and he didn't put any weight on his left leg as he was carried off the field. It looked like a serious injury -- possibly an ACL tear -- but the Nationals are calling it a hyperextension for now and we'll have to wait for the results of the MRI exam. "He was in obvious pain, and he was praying and I was praying, too," manager Dusty Baker said after the game. "That's what we usually do when things are in a bad way. The good thing is he’s young and strong ... We’re just hoping for the best."
Aug 13 - 9:03 AM

Bryce Harper left Saturday's game against the Giants with a left knee injury.

It looked gruesome too. Harper tried to beat out a grounder in his first at-bat of the night but slipped on the bag and came down awkwardly on his left knee. He wasn't able to put any weight on his leg and ultimately had to be carried off. The game had just gotten underway after a three-hour rain delay and the wet conditions may have caused Harper to slip. If the injury is as bad as it looked, Harper could be facing a lengthy absence. Andrew Stevenson came off the bench to play center field with Brian Goodwin shifting from center to right field. You can see the play Harper got hurt on by clicking on the link below.
Aug 12 - 10:30 PM

Bryce Harper finished 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Nationals' 3-2 win over the Marlins on Monday.

Harper went deep off Marlins right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning and he singled off left-hander Jarlin Garcia in the bottom of the eighth. The 24-year-old outfielder has a tremendous .327/.422/.621 batting line with 29 home runs and 82 RBI in 102 games this season for the NL East-leading Nats. He's cruising toward his first 100 RBI campaign.
Aug 7 - 10:27 PM

Bryce Harper hit his 28th home run of the season on Saturday afternoon against the Cubs.

It was a solo blast in the top of the first inning off Cubs starter John Lackey. Harper also singled in the loss at Wrigley Field, finishing 2-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored.
Aug 5 - 5:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Raudy Read
4Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Howie Kendrick
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Victor Robles
4Andrew Stevenson
5Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Alejandro De Aza
3Rafael Bautista
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6A.J. Cole
7Erick Fedde
8Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Brandon Kintzler
3Ryan Madson
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Matt Albers
7Oliver Perez
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Joe Blanton
11Sammy Solis