Found March 14, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
Rather than get hung up on a bad spring training start by Stephen Strasburg on Wednesday night against the Braves, let's focus on more positive things. Like, Bryce Harper returning to the lineup after spending time on the shelf with a left calf strain, and handling his surprise start in CF without incident (through six innings, anyway). Why CF, Davey? "He runs good. He’s 19. He’s a gifted athlete. As far as I’m concerned, anybody that can throw and run like he can should have experience at all the outfield positions." (Davey Johnson, via Washington Post, 3/14/2012) As of the 7th inning, Harper was 0-2 with a K and a BB. But more importantly, Harper has shaved his beard. Compare the screen cap above from Wednesday night (via MLB Network) with the screen cap below from Tuesday night (via MASN). The beard is gone. Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

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