Nationals Journal: bryce harper


Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Mike Trout, Bryce Harper prepare to clash amid comparisons, hype

Bryce Harper says he doesn’t compare himself Mike Trout.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:46 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 04/20/2014

About Bryce Harper’s removal

Three more observations about Matt Williams’s decision to take out Bryce Harper for lack of hustle.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:29 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 04/19/2014

Matt Williams removes Bryce Harper for ‘lack of hustle’

First-year manager Matt Williams makes a major statement by taking Bryce Harper out of a close game after he didn’t run out a grounder.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:54 PM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/19/2014

Bryce Harper leaves Nationals-Cardinals game after six innings

Bryce Harper left today’s game after six innings, and the Nationals offered no explanation.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Bryce Harper talks about his change of approach at the plate

After an early slump, Harper is 14 for 29 with four walks, five extra-base hits and six strikeouts, and has an eight-game hitting streak.

By James Wagner  |  07:12 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Bryce Harper scratched with quad tightness but expected to play Thursday

The outfielder was pulled from the lineup an hour before the game.

By James Wagner  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Bryce Harper and Nate McLouth playing after minor injuries

The two outfielders are dealing with minor injuries. Harper has a tight left quad and McLouth had a sore left knee.

By James Wagner  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:29 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Bryce Harper exits with quad tightness, expects to play Tuesday

Bryce Harper left Monday’s game with a tight quad, but the outfielder should not miss any time.

By James Wagner  |  12:29 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Bryce Harper showing signs of improvement at the plate

Matt Williams likes Bryce Harper’s first-pitch opposite field single off a lefty and bases-loaded walk.

By James Wagner  |  08:02 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Bryce Harper batting seventh for first time since May 2012

The outfielder is hitting .160 batting average and the Nationals are facing a left-handed starter.

By James Wagner  |  07:01 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:13 AM ET, 04/06/2014

Bryce Harper: ‘I’m pretty lost right now’

Harper is 3 for 21 with 10 strikeouts and no extra-base hits through five games, and could rest on Sunday.

By James Wagner  |  12:13 AM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Matt Williams believes Bryce Harper will break out soon

The Nationals’ young outfielder was 3 for 17 entering Saturday night’s game against Atlanta, but his manager says Harper isn’t missing by much.

By James Wagner  |  06:52 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Nationals still monitoring Bryce Harper for a concussion

The Nationals gave Bryce Harper another concussion test after he took batting practice today, Matt Williams said.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:06 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Bryce Harper passed concussions test after taking a shin to the head

The outfielder said his head hurts but he still passed two concussion tests.

By James Wagner  |  07:08 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Bryce Harper hit in the head sliding into second base, stays in the game

The outfielder collapses on the field after being hit in the head at second base while trying to break up a double play.

By James Wagner  |  02:21 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Bryce Harper bats fifth, Wilson Ramos hits cleanup and Matt Williams explains

Matt Williams may have surprised even Wilson Ramos himself by hitting him cleanup, but there are reasons behind it.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:48 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Lineups, wilson ramos

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 03/29/2014

Scott Boras suggests Mike Trout’s contract will not relate to Bryce Harper

Mike Trout’s contract my have stoked optimism the Nationals can lock up Bryce Harper, but don’t count on it.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:48 PM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Bryce Harper ejected from Nationals spring training game

Bryce Harper received a rare spring training ejection, and Matt Williams wants him to learn from it.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:10 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 03/23/2014

The Nationals win challenge on stolen base call

For the first time this spring, Matt Williams challenged a call and got it reversed.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:03 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Matt Williams diagnoses Bryce Harper’s eventful day

Even when Bryce Harper makes a mistake, in the eyes of his manager it also reveals his immense talent.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:57 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Bryce Harper’s health matters more than his numbers, other notes

Bryce Harper has just one extra-base hit this spring, but the Nationals care far more about the health of his knee.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:49 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 03/16/2014

Nationals continue to struggle holding baserunners -- and other notes

Also, Doug Fister will throw in a minor league game on Monday.

By James Wagner  |  10:10 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Catchers, Instant replay, Jordan Zimmermann, matt williams

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 03/15/2014

Doug Fister’s unclear timetable, and notes on Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond

If the right-handed starter feels fine on Saturday and Sunday, he could return to game action as soon as Sunday.

By James Wagner  |  01:46 PM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, doug fister, Ian Desmond, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Updates on Ian Desmond, Michael Gonzalez, Sammy Solis and others

Both Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper are dealing with a cold.

By James Wagner  |  01:46 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond, Michael Gonzalez, Sammy Solis

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Bryce Harper excited about knee, homers off left-hander

The 21-year-old outfielder said he has felt “zero pain” in his knee and hopes to improve against left-handed pitching.

By James Wagner  |  07:28 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Bryce Harper to play Tuesday against the Braves after dealing with flu

The left fielder was sent home to rest after feeling sick on Sunday morning.

By James Wagner  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Jayson Werth dealing with minor bicep strain, Bryce Harper with flu-like symptoms

The Nationals right fielder was scheduled to make his spring debut on Sunday but was scratched before the game.

By James Wagner  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Matt Williams will keep an eye on Bryce Harper’s knee during spring training games

The Nationals manager says the left fielder’s knee has held up well during drills.

By James Wagner  |  05:05 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Injuries, matt williams

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 02/23/2014

Stephen Strasburg makes an impression, Ross Detwiler’s cutter cuts, Bryce Harper almost hits one over a pond

Stephen Strasburg and Ross Detwiler worked on new pitches during the Nationals’ live batting practice.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:14 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, ross detwiler, Spring Training, Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Nats’ Bryce Harper: ‘I’m good. I’m solid. I’m solid as can be’

Nats’ star says he’s put 2013 injuries in the rear-view mirror.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:57 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Bryce Harper arrives, pitchers play shortstop and Rafael Soriano throws

Matt Williams liked what he saw when Bryce Harper arrived at spring training, and other notes from the day.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:03 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 02/15/2014

Bryce Harper ‘full go’ to start Nationals spring training

In the wake of November knee surgery, the outfielder will have no restrictions as full workouts open.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:06 PM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Bryce Harper feeling great after surgery, may have to ease into spring training

Bryce Harper feels great, but he’s not making a priority out of being ready for the start of spring training.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Rehabs of Harper, Strasburg, LaRoche going well

All three players are expected to be fully ready for spring training, Manager Matt Williams said.

By James Wagner  |  03:47 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Nationals auctioning Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon school visit for charity

Along with other teams across MLB, the Nationals are auctioning off two items to help raise money for cancer research.

By James Wagner  |  03:28 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 11/26/2013

The case for the Nationals going after Robinson Cano

The Yankees free agent is the best player available, and the Nationals have deep pockets, a desire to win and a roster suited for contention.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:28 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Bryce Harper, Free agency, Robinson Cano, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Examining Bryce Harper’s performance against left-handed pitching

A detailed look at Harper’s hitting against left-handed pitching in 2013 reveals how he handled hard and soft pitches throughout the season.

By James Wagner  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Matt Williams wants to help Bryce Harper, not change him

Matt Williams says Bryce Harper is a “stallion” who should stay aggressive.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 10/26/2013

Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche all had surgeries this week

All three players had what the Nationals called “successful” minor surgeries on injuries that bugged them during the season.

By James Wagner  |  12:28 PM ET, 10/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Bryce Harper plans to relax, then 'get big as a house' after first full season

Bryce Harper looks back at his season and looks forward to starting an offseason that will not require surgery.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Bryce Harper’s ill-advised throw, Tyler Clippard’s rare gaffe

Harper’s throw and error and the two-run homer allowed by Clippard could decided the game if not for a ninth-inning comeback.

By James Wagner  |  06:44 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Bryce Harper playing well after hip treatment

The outfielder is 8 for 20 in the past five games, having rested, received treatment and dialed back some of his aggressiveness at the plate.

By James Wagner  |  07:34 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 09/14/2013

Bryce Harper shows off arm, makes two crucial outfield assists

The left fielder notches two outfield assists on laser throws to second, and nearly makes a third.

By James Wagner  |  12:33 AM ET, 09/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Davey Johnson: Bryce Harper ‘needs to quit’ bat smashing

Davey Johnson thought Bryce Harper looked rusty in his return from hip inflammation, but he was more concerned about Harper’s reaction to a strikeout.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:22 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:21 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Bryce Harper ready to return Wednesday

After a difficult season on the injury front, Bryce Harper is feeling healthy and ready to return for the Nationals’ final 18 games.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:21 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Bryce Harper could return to the Nationals’ lineup tomorrow

Bryce Harper rejoined the Nationals Tuesday in New York, and he will return to their lineup Wednesday so long as his workout goes well.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:43 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Bryce Harper’s MRI reveals no structural damage in left hip

Bryce Harper could return Wednesday at the earlier after an MRI revealed no structural damage in his ailing left hip.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:43 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 09/08/2013

Nationals await word on Bryce Harper; today’s lineups

As the Nationals await word on Bryce Harper, Tyler Moore will take his place in left field.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:55 AM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 09/08/2013

Bryce Harper flying back to Washington for tests on ‘aggravated’ left hip

Bryce Harper will fly back to Washington for further tests on his ailing left hip, which the Nationals fear may be injured more seriously than initially believed.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:02 AM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 09/07/2013

Bryce Harper scratched from the Nationals lineup

The Nationals did not specify why Bryce Harper had been scratched from Saturday’s lineup, but he has dealt with a hip problem this week.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:24 PM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Bryce Harper talks his way into the Nationals lineup, Denard Span scratched

Bryce Harper is playing even though his hip is admittedly not 100 percent, and Denard Span is a late scratch with groin tightness

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:32 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Bryce Harper admits hip soreness bothering him, will rest

The outfielder is expected to rest on Wednesday and return on Friday when the Nationals play in Miami.

By James Wagner  |  07:01 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Bryce Harper playing through hip soreness

The outfielder's soreness has come and gone, but the team's trainer believes Harper can play. Davey Johnson was unhappy he didn't know about it at first.

By James Wagner  |  06:37 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Bryce Harper receiving treatment on his hip; Davey Johnson unhappy he didn’t know

The outfielder has been receiving treatment for a hip issue, of which Davey Johnson was unaware.

By James Wagner  |  12:20 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 08/31/2013

Davey Johnson says Bryce Harper may need offseason surgery on his knee

In addressing Bryce Harper's hustle, Davey Johnson says Harper may need minor offseason surgery.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:43 PM ET, 08/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 08/31/2013

Bryce Harper’s hustle is a fair topic, but let’s not go crazy

Bryce Harper’s occasional lack of hustle is not the end of the world, and it’s not nothing, and yes, it is possible for a discussion to fit between those poles when Harper is involved.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:23 PM ET, 08/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Bryce Harper, Scott Boras and fun with 12-year contracts

Did Scott Boras really bring up the idea of a 12-year contract for Bryce Harper? Sure seems like it.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:29 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 08/25/2013

Bryce Harper homers with a sore foot, and Denard Span takes his mom's advice

Bryce Harper stayed in after he fouled a ball off his foot, and Denard Span took advantage of a first pitch thanks to a text from his mom.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:32 PM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/18/2013

Bryce Harper returns, Ryan Zimmerman rests: Nationals-Braves lineups

The Nationals return to action only 13 hours after their five-hour, 29-minute, 15-inning marathon with the Braves ended.

By James Wagner  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, Lineups, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 08/17/2013

Stephen Strasburg hits Justin Upton a day after Bryce Harper is hit, then gets ejected after wild pitches (updated)

The Nationals starter hits the Braves outfielder in apparent retaliation for the repeated plunkings of Harper.

By James Wagner  |  08:04 PM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 08/17/2013

Will the Nationals retaliate for Braves' plunkings of Bryce Harper?

The outfielder has been hit three times in the past three games between the Braves and Nationals. The frustration with it was evident before Saturday's game.

By James Wagner  |  06:29 PM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 AM ET, 08/17/2013

Bryce Harper hit twice in Nationals-Braves game

For the second time in the past three meetings, the outfielder was hit again by Braves pitchers.

By James Wagner  |  01:02 AM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Bryce Harper out with the flu

Bryce Harper took batting practice, but the flu will keep out of tonight's game.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:43 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Brian McCann says his sign wasn't a middle finger, but is the Nationals-Braves tiff over?

The video backs up Brian McCann's assertion he didn't order Julio Teheran to hit Bryce Harper, but that doesn't prove the intent.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:58 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:20 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Benches clear after Bryce Harper hit by pitch in Nationals-Braves game (updated)

The outfielder was hit in the fifth inning by Julio Teheran after homering in the third inning.

By James Wagner  |  09:20 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Bryce Harper wants Nationals to show 'heart' and 'play like a family'

Bryce Harper aimed a fiery, optimistic message at both his teammates and his manager.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:11 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Gavin Rupp, an inspiration to Bryce Harper, passes away at 13 after bout with cancer

Gavin Rupp, the hospice patient who inspired Bryce Harper, died at 13.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:58 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Nationals Game 2 lineup: Bryce Harper rests aggravated knee

The Nationals outfielder will miss the second game in three days to rest his left knee.

By James Wagner  |  06:17 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Bryce Harper resting, icing knee

According to Manager Davey Johnson, the outfielder was receiving a treatment of ice on his left knee after Tuesday's game.

By James Wagner  |  07:02 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Nationals-Pirates lineup: Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond resting

In the midst of a five-game losing streak, the Nationals are resting two of their regulars.

By James Wagner  |  03:37 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Bryce Harper wants to 'do what no one else has done' in Home Run Derby

"I'm just trying to go out there, have some fun, and hopefully do what no one else has done."

By James Wagner  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Bryce Harper to bat ninth, play center field in the All-Star Game

Bruce Bochy mistakenly called Bryce Harper "Bryan" as he announced the National League all-star lineup.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:07 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 07/14/2013

Bryce Harper's father will throw to him in the Home Run Derby

The two-time all-star's father will throw to him in Monday's contest in New York.

By James Wagner  |  06:16 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 07/14/2013

The calls that led to Bryce Harper's costly ejection

Bryce Harper was ejected at a costly juncture for the Nationals, but did he at least have a valid argument?

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:34 AM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 AM ET, 07/14/2013

Bryce Harper ejected late in one-run game

The 20-year-old outfielder is ejected for the third time in his career late in a one-run game.

By James Wagner  |  12:54 AM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 07/10/2013

The Home Run Derby gets scratched off Bryce Harper's 'bucket list'

Bryce Harper is excited to compete in his first career Home Run Derby.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:49 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Bryce Harper to participate in the Home Run Derby

The 20-year-old accepted his invitation from David Wright to represent the NL in the event.

By James Wagner  |  06:38 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 07/07/2013

Bryce Harper clarifies comments, asked to participate in Home Run Derby

"People in this city that think I really want to get traded are crazy. I love playing here. I love D.C. and these fans and this park."

By James Wagner  |  01:16 PM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 07/06/2013

Bryce Harper to become youngest All-Star Game starter since Ken Griffey Jr.

A late bump in fan voting makes the outfielder the youngest player ever to start for the National League, and the Nationals' first two-time selection.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:37 PM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 07/06/2013

Bryce Harper talks his way into the lineup: 'I want to play'

The 20-year-old outfielder told Manager Davey Johnson he wanted to continue playing despite a recent 0 for 18 stretch.

By James Wagner  |  03:52 PM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 07/06/2013

Davey Johnson to rest Bryce Harper the next two days

Davey Johnson plans to rest Bryce Harper on Saturday and Sunday

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:06 AM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Bryce Harper's visit with Gavin Rupp

Bryce Harper took an hour before tonight's game to meet with a 13-year-old diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:27 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Nationals would let Bryce Harper play in All-Star Game

If Bryce Harper makes the All-Star Game, the Nationals would let him play despite his knee injury.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:59 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Bryce Harper drops to fourth in NL outfield all-star voting

Fresh off the disabled list, Harper trails Justin Upton by 15,00 votes while Ian Desmond gets snubbed by fans.

By James Wagner  |  01:08 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Bryce Harper homers in first at-bat back from the disabled list

The outfielder smashed an opposite field home run in his first at-bat back.

By James Wagner  |  08:10 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Bryce Harper returns; Davey Johnson reverts to original lineup

The outfielder returns and Johnson puts Anthony Rendon lower in the lineup.

By James Wagner  |  07:16 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Bryce Harper activated from the disabled list: Nationals-Brewers lineups

The outfielder is officially back after missing 31 games with left knee bursitis.

By James Wagner  |  03:36 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 06/30/2013

Nationals eager for Bryce Harper's return

After the Nationals played 31 games without him, Bryce Harper will return Monday at Nationals Park.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:30 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 06/29/2013

Bryce Harper plays likely final rehab game: 'I feel pretty good right now'

The outfielder completes his fourth, and likely last, rehab game and reports no setbacks with his left knee.

By James Wagner  |  11:21 PM ET, 06/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Bryce Harper will return Monday -- not this weekend

Despite Davey Johnson's wish Harper could return earlier, Bryce Harper will return Monday as originally scheduled.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:59 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Bryce Harper triples, drives in two in third minor league rehab game

The outfielder, originally scheduled to play a full game, only played six in a long game and went 2 for 4.

By James Wagner  |  11:27 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Davey Johnson talks Saturday starter, Bryce Harper rehab plan

Taylor Jordan likely to get the start while Bryce Harper eyes a Monday return to the lineup

By Brandon Parker  |  04:20 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Bryce Harper to continue rehab with Harrisburg Senators, who play in Bowie on Thursday

The Nationals outfielder is expected to play two full games for Harrisburg over the next three days.

By James Wagner  |  10:47 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Bryce Harper homers in second game of rehab at Potomac

The Nationals outfielder, on his rehab assignment, goes 1 for 3 with a shot to right field at Class A Potomac.

By James Wagner  |  10:17 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Bryce Harper begins rehab assignment at Potomac, the expected plan (updated)

The Nationals outfielder is expected to ramp up and play two full games before returning.

By James Wagner  |  06:30 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:53 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Bryce Harper to start rehab Tuesday in Potomac

After Bryce Harper worked out Monday afternoon, the Nationals determined he could start playing in games without risking damage to his swollen left knee.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:53 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 06/23/2013

The Bryce Harper Bobblehead Batting Practice Show

Bryce Harper puts on an impromptu batting practice show for bobblehead-happy fans.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:39 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 06/22/2013

Bryce Harper, Davey Johnson differ on rehab assignment schedule

Bryce Harper wants to prioritize caution and the timing of his swing, but Davey Johnson hopes he can return quicker.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:18 PM ET, 06/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Bryce Harper likely to begin rehab assignment Tuesday at Potomac

It's unclear how many rehab games Harper will need before he rejoins the Nationals. It was all hinge on how his knee responds to playing in games again.

By James Wagner  |  06:48 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Yasiel Puig should be an all-star, despite the small sample size

The Dodgers rookie is inarguably one of the game's most intriguing players.

By Barry Svrluga  |  01:46 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Bryce Harper nearing minor league rehab assignment

Bryce Harper could begin a rehab assignment soon after he hit in a batting cage today.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:04 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Bryce Harper to resume baseball actitivies soon

Bryce Harper will soon start swinging a bat again, his latest step in returning from knee bursitis

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:20 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Bryce Harper cleared to begin walking a week after cortisone shot

Bryce Harper is making progress as he comes back from bursitis in his left knee.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:38 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 06/15/2013

Injury notes on Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos

Harper has some puffiness in his knee and Ramos could play in rehab games at the end of the month.

By James Wagner  |  10:03 PM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Updates on Bryce Harper, Wilson Ramos, Danny Espinosa

Harper will test out left knee next week and was comfortable with a cortisone shot, despite initial reservations.

By James Wagner  |  07:39 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Bryce Harper has no structural damage in knee; could resume activities in a week after re-evaluation

Outfielder’s diagnosis of bursitis is confirmed at visit with orthopedic surgeon Andrews, Nats trainer says.

By James Wagner  |  07:15 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Bryce Harper received 'no operative procedures' from James Andrews

Bryce Harper did not undergo surgery during his visit to Dr. James Andrews.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:14 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Bryce Harper visits Dr. James Andrews; prognosis unclear (updated)

One person familiar with the visit said the injury that has sidelined Harper since May 27 will not lead to long-term damage.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:41 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 06/09/2013

Mike Rizzo: 'No worry' about structural damage in Bryce Harper's knee

GM Mike Rizzo says Bryce Harper's trip to Dr. James Andrews is only a standard second opinion, not cause for alarm.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:07 PM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 06/08/2013

Nats' Davey Johnson says swelling has gone down in Bryce Harper's knee

Nationals Manager Davey Johnson says the swelling has gone down in Bryce Harper's injured left knee.

By Dave Sheinin  |  02:57 PM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Bryce Harper to visit James Andrews about left knee injury

The 20-year-old outfielder will visit the renowned orthopedic surgeon to receive another opinion on his swollen left knee.

By Adam Kilgore and James Wagner  |  05:10 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Bryce Harper third in NL all-star voting, no other Nats placed

Despite injuries, Harper's stellar performance has him third overall in preliminary NL all-star voting.

By James Wagner  |  01:49 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 06/02/2013

Bryce Harper says he should have gone on the disabled list a month ago

Bryce Harper says he probably should have gone on the disabled list after he leaped into the wall at Turner Field in late April.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:52 PM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 06/01/2013

Stephen Strasburg has 'slight strain,' Bryce Harper placed on DL as Nationals try to overcome injuries

The Nationals' preponderance of injury reached a cruel apex Saturday as they placed one phenom picked first overall on the disabled list and awaited MRI results on another.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:02 PM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 06/01/2013

Nationals place Bryce Harper on the disabled list [UPDATED]

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will be eligible to return June 11. He has missed the past five games with bursitis in his left knee.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:15 AM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Bryce Harper likely to miss Braves series, could land on disabled list

Bryce Harper playing this weekend against the Braves is "probably out of the question," Manager Davey Johnson says.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:57 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Bryce Harper hits, tests knee; Davey Johnson targeting Friday return

Johnson is targeting a Friday return for Harper, but he still looked gimpy testing out his knee on Thursday.

By James Wagner  |  07:12 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Ross Detwiler rests oblique; Bryce Harper remains day to day

Detwiler continues to rest and do nothing. Harper is hopeful for Friday but still uncertain.

By James Wagner  |  07:14 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Bryce Harper likely to miss the rest of the Orioles series

The outfielder is likely to continue resting his injured left knee when the Nationals play in Baltimore.

By James Wagner  |  06:03 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 05/27/2013

Bryce Harper out with left knee bursitis, Nationals-Orioles lineups

The Nats outfielder passed his MRI after aggravating his left knee injury Sunday but will need to rest for a few days.

By James Wagner  |  12:07 PM ET, 05/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 05/26/2013

Bryce Harper could miss a few games with sore left knee, deal with injury all season

The Nationals outfielder aggravates his left knee, an injury he says he may have to deal with all season.

By James Wagner  |  06:39 PM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Rafael Soriano explains comments to Bryce Harper as hitting the wall lingers

Rafael Soriano pulled Bryce Harper aside to discuss his comments to USA Today as the issue of Harper playing balls close to the wall hovered.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:21 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Rafael Soriano not pleased with Bryce Harper's position on game-tying run

Bryce Harper blamed himself for Tuesday's loss after letting a game-tying RBI triple sailed over his head.

By James Wagner  |  11:07 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Bryce Harper returns, Ross Detwiler on track to make next start

Bryce Harper is worried about sliding on his knee, but will play tonight.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:06 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Nationals-Giants lineups: Bryce Harper returns, Danny Espinosa sits

Bryce Harper returns to the Nationals' lineup while Danny Espinosa is on the bench.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:42 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 PM ET, 05/19/2013

Nationals hopeful Bryce Harper will return Monday against Giants

The Nationals will determine Bryce Harper's status for Monday's series opener in San Francisco tomorrow afternoon, Manager Davey Johnson said.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:09 PM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 05/18/2013

Bryce Harper out of the Nationals' lineup with swelling in knee

Bryce Harper will likely miss tonight and tomorrow with swelling in his left knee.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:12 PM ET, 05/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:59 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Bryce Harper returns to the Nationals lineup, meets Johnny Manziel

Bryce Harper is still feeling sore, but he toughed it out in time to play in front of his football-slinging pal.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:59 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Bryce Harper feeling 'terrible' after at-bat, could play Thursday

Bryce Harper’s status for Thursday’s game in San Diego is up in the air.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:36 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:46 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Bryce Harper remains out, Nationals remain confident he has no concussion

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:46 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Bryce Harper feeling nauseous, unwilling to change style after collision

Bryce Harper is still feeling nauseous the day after his scary collision with the outfield fence, but he has no plans to change his all-out ways.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:24 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Bryce Harper 'day to day' after X-rays come back negative

Bryce Harper is "day to day" following his scary collision with the right field wall Tuesday night, General Manager Mike Rizzo said.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:28 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Bryce Harper receives 11 stitches, no concussion after nasty collision with Dodgers Stadium fence [UPDATED]

Bryce Harper walked off on his own power after a nasty, face-first collision with the outfield fence in the fifth inning.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:17 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 05/11/2013

Bryce Harper misses second game after ingrown toenail procedure

Manager Davey Johnson says his outfielder's injured toe appears improved, though he is unsure if Harper will play in Sunday's series finale.

By James Wagner  |  04:05 PM ET, 05/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Bryce Harper out after ingrown toenail procedure

The Nationals outfielder is expected to miss only one game.

By James Wagner  |  06:24 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Bryce Harper not fined after ejection, receives more rest for bruised side

MLB chose not to fine Bryce Harper for his ejection Sunday afternoon, while tonight's rain out should help him move past a bad bruise.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:50 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 05/06/2013

MLB reviewing John Hirschbeck's ejection of Bryce Harper

In accordance with their policy, MLB is looking into Bryce Harper's ejection from yesterday.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:21 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 05/05/2013

Bryce Harper ejected in first inning arguing check swing

Bryce Harper was ejected for the second time in his career.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:07 PM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Bryce Harper's X-ray results are negative

The Nationals star outfielder didn't suffer any broken bones in his Tuesday injury.

By Adam Kilgore and James Wagner  |  12:24 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Bryce Harper leaves game in the sixth with apparent injury (updated)

Harper was pulled from Wednesday's game after he grimaced following a check swing in an at-bat in the fifth.

By James Wagner  |  08:45 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Harper returns to lineup; Span, Espinosa still out

Harper returned to the lineup Wednesday, but Espinosa (wrist) and Span (flu) were held out although they're improving.

By James Wagner  |  07:30 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Bryce Harper, Denard Span still sick but Davey Johnson hopes for Wednesday returns

Davey Johnson hopes that both outfielders can return on Wednesday but, based on his description of both players' flu, it seemed almost unlikely.

By James Wagner  |  01:00 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Bryce Harper, Denard Span out while battling the flu

With both players sick, the Nationals are down to few extra position players.

By James Wagner  |  06:53 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Paul Konerko on Bryce Harper: 'He can do it all'

One of the elder statesmen of the sport is impressed with Harper's talent, and hopes he continues to carry himself like he has on and off the field.

By James Wagner  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Danny Espinosa's new attitude, Ian Desmond's hot streak lift the Nationals

The bottom half of the Nationals lineup carried them to a second straight victory, namely Danny Espinosa and Ian Desmond.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Danny Espinosa, Ian Desmond, Morning Brushback

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Bryce Harper hitting homers, not cutoff men

Bryce Harper drills another home run, but raised the eyebrow of his manager for missing a cutoff man in a key spot

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:34 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Bryce Harper homers twice in Nats' season-opening win

The 20-year-old provided all the offense the Nats needed today.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  04:57 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Bryce Harper fine after collision at home plate

Bryce Harper was fine following a first-inning collision with Marlins catcher Rob Brantly at home.

By James Wagner  |  08:35 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Bryce Harper plans to play Friday at Nationals Park

Bryce Harper has no concern he'll be ready for opening day as he deals with inflammation in his hand.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:34 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Bryce Harper scorching despite more swelling in left thumb

Despite having reached base in 10 consecutive plate appearances, Bryce Harper may miss the next few days after inflammation returned to his sore left thumb today

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:26 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/24/2013

Bryce Harper returns to lineup with swelling in left thumb

Bryce Harper's thumb still feels sore, but he's back in the lineup and not concerned.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/23/2013

Bryce Harper scratched with swelling in left hand

The Nationals kept Bryce Harper back in Viera today with a minor injury Davey Johnson believes will not cause a problem.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 03/16/2013

Bryce Harper volunteered to replace David Wright in the World Baseball Classic

When Team USA needed to replace David Wright, Bryce Harper wanted in the WBC.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:29 PM ET, 03/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Bryce Harper in mid-season form at the plate

The Nationals outfielder is still adjusting to left field but his bat hasn't had any lag this spring.

By James Wagner  |  06:40 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Bryce Harper tried to throw a runner out at first base from left field

Bryce Harper is playing a new position this spring, which only expands the possibilities of how he can subvert the languid order of the game.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:24 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Jayson Werth to hit second, Bryce Harper third in Davey Johnson's ideal lineup

The Nationals' manager implies that his ideal lineup has Werth at two and Harper hitting behind him.

By James Wagner  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, davey johnson, denard span, Jayson Werth, Lineup, Opening Day, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Bryce Harper on a tear, already petitioning to stay in the lineup

The Nationals' 20-year-old outfielder convinced Davey Johnson to put him in Wednesday's lineup after previously not being included.

By James Wagner  |  06:34 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 02/23/2013

Bryce Harper begins his transition to left field

Bryce Harper made a circus catch as he played his first game of the spring at another new position.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:50 PM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 02/20/2013

What could Bryce Harper do in his second season?

What could Bryce Harper do in his second season?

By James Wagner  |  07:30 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Bryce Harper reports to camp stronger and wanting a World Series title

By James Wagner  |  02:22 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 01/26/2013

Bryce Harper excited by Nationals' offseason moves

At fan fest, Bryce Harper endorses the offseason moves made by the Nationals.

By Eric Detweiler  |  06:58 PM ET, 01/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Fan fest

Posted at 10:54 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Bryce Harper, Davey Johnson receive their awards in New York

The Nationals young phenom and manager accept their NL Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year awards, respectively, at the New York chapter of the baseball writers' dinner.

By James Wagner  |  10:54 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Awards, Bryce Harper, davey johnson

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Bryce Harper to make late night TV debut on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

The National League Rookie of the Year will make his first late night TV appearance on Tuesday, another piece of his growing celebrity.

By James Wagner  |  09:01 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Boras: Bryce Harper will not play in the World Baseball Classic

Bryce Harper will focus on his first major league opening day with the Nationals, not while playing for Team USA.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:37 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 11/13/2012

What will Bryce Harper do for an encore after winning rookie of the year?

Bryce Harper could be set up for a monster second season after winning rookie of the year.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:35 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Bryce Harper wins NL Rookie of the Year Award

The former No. 1 overall pick, who turned 20 in October, becomes the first National player to ever win the award, beating out Wade Miley and Todd Frazier.

By James Wagner  |  06:49 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 10/06/2012

Bryce Harper feels no nerves on eve of first playoff game

Bryce Harper has not behaved like one all season, and his unflappable maturity didn’t go anywhere with the arrival of his first postseason.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:20 PM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Bryce Harper named NL Rookie of the Month for second time this season

The 19-year-old rookie adds another monthly distinction, adding to his Rookie of the Year candidacy.

By James Wagner  |  05:42 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Bryce Harper revels in National League East title, and only wants more

The celebration Bryce Harper was so essential to had barely started, and already he expected more National League East titles to come.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Bryce Harper’s ridiculous 19-year-old season in perspective

Nearing the end of his remarkable rookie season, any swing Bryce Harper takes may generate history.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:15 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 09/22/2012

How Bryce Harper is running better, and why that matters

Bryce Harper’s gait has evolved in his new position in such a way that will make him more durable and could allow him to stay in center, rather than a corner spot, longer.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:37 PM ET, 09/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 09/22/2012

Bryce Harper shows off his arm with key assist

Before the game slipped away, Friday night briefly turned into a showcase for the center fielder's right arm.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:50 AM ET, 09/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Bryce Harper’s baserunning sparks Nationals before benches clear against Cubs

Before Bryce Harper was thrown at in the Nationals’ 9-2 sweep-sealing, benches-clearing romp over the Cubs, he started the scoring barrage with his ferocious brand of baserunning.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:33 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Bryce Harper blasts two homers, ranks third all-time among teenagers

Bryce Harper's home runs gave him 17, which moved him to third-most all-time for a teenager in a single season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:15 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Bryce Harper becoming an elite center fielder

Just three years ago, Bryce Harper became the most hyped prospect of all-time as a catcher. Now, at 19, he is perhaps a borderline elite outfielder.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:33 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper give Nationals a dynamic 1-2 punch

Johnson did not envision Werth as a leadoff hitter this season, but he has been a perfect fit as the Nationals have played with a full complement for the first time all year.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bryce harper, jayson werth, leadoff hitter, Morning Brushback, washington nationals

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Bryce Harper: his slump, broken bat and an apology

In a slump, the rookie breaks his bat and then offers an apology to Marlins catcher John Buck.

By James Wagner  |  07:30 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Michael Morse shut down for six weeks after re-aggravating lat strain

Michael Morse will miss an extended period of games after re-injuring his strained right lat.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:51 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Opening day in Syracuse with Bryce Harper, John Lannan

The weather is cold and John Lannan is still hot, as the AAA Chiefs prepare to start the season.

By Dave Sheinin  |  01:49 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper