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Bryce Harper returns to the Nationals’ starting lineup

Sep 11, 2013, 6:19 PM EST

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There was some thought last week that Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper may have to be shut down for the rest of the season due to lingering discomfort in his left hip. But an MRI taken Sunday showed only inflammation and Harper is back in the starting lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Mets.

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post writes that Harper put on a show in batting practice on Tuesday afternoon, spraying line drives and launching a few balls into the upper deck at Citi Field in New York. The 20-year-old phenom has also been able to take normal outfield practice without any major issues and believes he can play through the pain that remains down the stretch.

The Nationals have won four straight games but are still 6 1/2 games back of a Wild Card spot.

Harper is hitting .273/.377/.504 with 19 home runs and 49 RBI in 102 games played this season.

  1. jdvalk - Sep 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Totally worth it! Ask RGIII!

  2. apkyletexas - Sep 11, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    He’s batting .273 and has 9 HR’s since April. How is he a “phenom”??

    Ken Griffey Jr. was a “phenom”.

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