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Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper continues to
progress in his rehab from the knee injury that sent him to the 15-day disabled list. His stint in the minors has gone well so far, and if that continues to be
the case Harper is on track to rejoin the Nationals on Monday, according to
Andrew Simon of MLB.com.
The Nationals have yet to put a firm date on Harper’s
return, as manager Davey Johnson continues to say the team is taking a wait-and-see
"I'll take him whenever he's ready," Johnson said
after Washington's loss. "I think we just need to talk to him, see how
he's feeling. But [Friday] was going to be off, then he was going to go back to
playing. So we'll just have to wait and see."
Harper will have off today after yesterday’s action, and he’ll
be playing again tomorrow to make sure that everything with his knee is still
OK. If all goes well Saturday, Harper would be on track to be activated for
Monday’s series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Nationals are sorely missing Harper’s production, as he
has been their best offensive player this season. Over 178 plate appearances,
the 20-year-old has hit .287/.386/.587 with seven doubles, one triple and 12
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