Sep 15, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT
Bryce Harper will kick off his professional career tomorrow when he joins the Nationals’ instructional league team in Florida and Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that his performance there could determine whether he participates in the Arizona Fall League next month.
According to Kilgore “the Nationals left a spot open for Harper, but they are still weighing his readiness and the risk.” And because Harper is so young and has yet to officially make his professional debut the Nationals would need to get approval from MLB to add him to the AFL roster.
Of course, the odds of MLB denying such a request are pretty close to zero.
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