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Nationals activate Bryce Harper from the disabled list

Jul 1, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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As expected the Nationals have activated Bryce Harper from the disabled list after the 20-year-old outfielder missed the past 31 games with a knee injury stemming from his May 13 collision with the wall at Dodger Stadium.

Harper went 4-for-11 with a homer and three total extra-base hits during a brief minor-league rehab assignment, which concluded Saturday.

Before being shut down he hit .287 with 12 homers and a .973 OPS in 44 games, although Harper hit just .226 between the Dodger Stadium collision and being placed on the disabled list. He’ll resume starting in left field for the Nationals, with Jayson Werth in right field. Washington went 15-16 during Harper’s absence while giving his playing time to a combination of Tyler Moore, Stephen Lombardozzi, and most recently Roger Bernadina.

  1. stex52 - Jul 1, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Glad to see the kid back. Let the fun begin. Nats need the hitting badly.

  2. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jul 1, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Quien Es Mas Macho? Tyler Moore o Bryce Harper. Quien Es Mas Macho…

  3. darthicarus - Jul 1, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Wow, didn’t realize he was out for 31 games. Here’s to hoping he makes it through the rest of the year.

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