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Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper took some batting practice and ran the outfield today after being cleared to take off his knee brace.
According to Dan Kolko from MASN Sports, Nationals' manager Davey Johnson said Harper could begin a rehab assignment soon as long as his knee doesn't swell up again. The 20-year-old has been dealing with knee problems since May 13th after crashing into the outfield wall in a game at Dodger Stadium, and has been on the DL with left knee bursitis since June 1st. The Washington ball club may want to take Harper's rehab slow as he's suffered two re-aggravations already.
Harper was not cleared to run by physicians, but did so any; he was however cleared to take "ground-ball activities" on Monday the 17th. Johnson said, "If [his knee] doesn't swell up tomorrow, as far as I'm concerned, he can play some."
MASN Sports' Kolko suggests that Harper could join the single-a Washington affiliate Potomac Nationals as they will be at home through the 27th of June.
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