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Bryce Harper scratched Wednesday with quad tightness

Apr 16, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

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From James Wagner of the Washington Post comes word that Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been scratched from the club’s starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Marlins because of tightness in his left quad. Harper has been dealing with the discomfort since last Friday and the Nats seem confident that he’ll be fine after a day of rest.

Tyler Moore is playing left field versus Miami.

Harper, 21, is batting .340 with a .900 OPS and five RBI through 55 plate appearances this season.

Washington is set to open a big four-game series against the defending National League-champion Cardinals on Thursday night at Nationals Park.

  1. Earnest Christian - Apr 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Reblogged this on The OpinioNation | Sports and Pop Culture.

  2. 13yrsmlbvet - Apr 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    You don’t hurt a quad when you’re in shape.

    • jwbiii - Apr 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      Sure, Derek Jeter’s clearly out of shape, but Harper looks good.

  3. JuniorGriffey'sRecliner - Apr 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    This guy is made of glass. Every time you turn around, he’s hurt.

    • jwbiii - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:45 PM

      Says the commenter with the Griffey handle about the third year player who has been on the DL once.

      • thenaturalmevs - Apr 17, 2014 at 6:41 AM

        Have to agree that it’s something every few days with Harper. He is very fragile. He can never just go six weeks without issue. Reminds me of JD Drew a lot in that sense. This is never going to end either, he’s going to be hurt his entire career like this.

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