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Bryce Harper is unlikely to return this week

Jun 25, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

Bryce Harper has been out since May 26 and was thought to be coming back sometime this week. He’s going to be out a little longer:


Harper is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday night with High-A Potomac.

  1. scdocal - Jun 25, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Thought Harper might have lost this battle. Guess I was wrong.

  2. heyblueyoustink - Jun 25, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    When will then, be now?

  3. yahmule - Jun 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Typical injury timeline.
    Day 1: Player is injured and leaves game, few details are given.
    Day 2: Details emerge, including specifics of injury. Player is listed as day to day.
    Day 3: Player expresses confidence he will return quickly.
    Day 6: Possible DL stint suggested by media and quickly refuted by team and/or player.
    Day 7: Team acknowledges DL stint is likely.
    Day 8: Player places on DL backdated to date of injury. Team expresses confidence player will return after the minimum amount of time.
    Day 9: Player confirms he will be back as soon as he’s eligible.
    Day 10: Team or player announces injury might take longer than 15 days.
    Days 16-30: Team and/or player expresses optimism or frustration or both in some mixture.
    Day 31: Pending rehab assignment announced by team.
    Day 32: Player expresses doubt about pending rehab assignment.
    Day 38: Player begins rehab assignment.
    Day 41: Player returns to field.

    Not a jab at Bryce Harper or any particular player, just an observation from someone who has played in rotisserie leagues for almost 30 years.

  4. pdowdy83 - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Crazy stat from Harper’s first rehab game last night. He was the youngest guy on the roster. He is rehabbing in HIGH-A. I think people forget how young he is sometimes.

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