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As has been expected, Bryce Harper will begin his minor league rehab assignment with the Potomac Nationals today. The young slugger had expressed concern about whether he was ready for a rehab assignment or not, but ultimately he, the team, and doctors concluded that he was. This is the final major hurdle before Harper returns to the Washington Nationals active roster.
Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider says Harper had a second consecutive day of good batting practice yesterday. After the sessions, Harper felt much better about the knee and told the team he was ready to begin his assignment today. Harper had felt he might not be able to go out on his rehab assignment until starting Wednesday at the earliest.
Zuckerman says Harper could be ready to come off the DL by June 30th as the Nationals take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Harper's return could turn the team's season around. They have been a below average team without Harper in the lineup, so the Nationals are anxious to get him back.
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Prior to hitting the DL with bursitis in his left knee, Harper was hitting .287/.386/.587 with 12 home runs. Harper won the National League Rookie of the Year award last season after hitting .270/.340/.477 with 22 home runs.
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Harper is expected to play three innings today. He will get the start in left field. The Potomac Nationals will be taking on the Myrtle Beach at 7:05 in Woodbridge, VA.
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And so, after Davey Johnson and Bryce Harper famously differed in opinon on the timetable for Harper's first rehab start over the weekend, it seems Harper's take-it-slow stance has changed. Maybe Harper was inspired by the Bobblehead Day crowd? Regardless, he'll start Tuesday night for the P-Nats.
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Good news for Washington Nationals fans everywhere, Bryce Harper is starting his comeback. Starting Tuesday, Harper will begin rehab at Class A Potomac. This is early even in Harper’s opinion. Before the Rockies game on Saturday Harper believed he wouldn’t be ready until at least Wednesday or Thursday.
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