Report: Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg will not need surgery

The Washington Nationals may have been eliminated from the playoffs earlier than they wanted, but at least they have some good news this offseason. According to The Washington Post, neither Bryce Harper nor Stephen Strasburg will need surgery this offseason. Though Harper never officially was diagnosed with an injury — or at least that the public knows about — there was a report...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg not expected to need surgery this offseason

The Nationals do not expect Stephen Strasburg or Bryce Harper to require any kind of offseason surgery, according to people familiar with the situation. News of surprise surgeries often emerges in the first weeks after the regular season, particularly for players who endured uncharacteristic struggles, or dealt with a nagging problem that was never quite […]
Via Nationals Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper criticizes MLB over Adrian Gonzalez call

Bryce Harper was among the masses who felt that MLB got the controversial call involving Adrian Gonzalez at home plate wrong on Wednesday. During Game 4 of the NLCS at Dodger Stadium, Gonzalez was trucking around third and heading for home on a two-out single by Andrew Toles. Gonzalez dived and attempted to touch the plate for a run, but the umpires ruled that Jason Heyward's throw...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper back in cleanup spot for Game 3

With left-handers Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill on the mound, Dusty Baker hit Bryce Harper in the second spot in the order, and Daniel Murphy fourth. The logic was that by splitting up his two best left-handed hitters with right-handed Jayson Werth, he forced the Dodgers to use two lefties to face both of them […]
Via Nationals Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals GM: Strasburg ‘unlikely to pitch in NLDS’

The Washington Nationals are headed to the playoffs, but it’s likely that they’ll be without Stephen Strasburg. General manager Mike Rizzo announced on Tuesday that Strasburg will likely be inactive for the NLDS. GM Mike Rizzo said Strasburg is unlikely to pitch in NLDS. — Chase Hughes (@chasehughesCSN) September 27, 2016 This is hardly surprising. Strasburg hasn’t pitched...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper honors BFF Katie Ledecky by wearing her swim cap during Nats celebration

Bryce Harper is way cooler than he gets credit for being. He possessed the unfortunate combination of extreme talent and extreme youth, and when you have both of those, the old guys aren’t going to like it. So what would pass for grit and hustle for other players was labeled “look at me” type stuff. He was even voted Most Overrated in an anonymous player poll for two straight...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper wears Katie Ledecky swim cap during Nats’ celebration

Bryce Harper gave Katie Ledecky the ultimate nod on Saturday when celebrating the Nationals’ division title. Washington beat Pittsburgh 6-1 while the Mets lost to the Phillies, giving the Nats the NL East. The team celebrated by spraying some bubbly and beer around the clubhouse, and nobody had on a better outfit than Harper. The reigning NL MVP was seen wearing a Katie Ledecky...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals dismiss report about Bryce Harper shoulder injury

Two prominent members of the Washington Nationals on Tuesday dismissed a report discussing the extent of Bryce Harper’s shoulder injury. SI’s Tom Verducci wrote a column Tuesday about the Nats’ playoff hopes, which he said were dampened by Harper’s shoulder concerns. Verducci reported a source told him the neck/shoulder issue was such a problem that Harper could barely throw...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper holds Ledecky's medals during first pitch

As a Washington D.C.-area native, it only seemed natural for the Washington Nationals to honor U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky following her stellar performance at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. So, on Wednesday, Ledecky was back in D.C. to throw out the first pitch prior to the Nationals’ game against the Baltimore Orioles. The U.S. swimmer said she practiced, and it showed. She delivered...
Via The Comeback
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper's neck injury hasn't improved, DL possible

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper hasn’t played since suffering a neck injury on Saturday. Manager Dusty Baker said on Wednesday that the injury has not progressed. Dusty said Harper's neck is "the same." Said don't assume it is worse than it seemed. In spasm, and they haven't been able to alleviate. — Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) August 10, 2016 There’s some good...
Via Sportsnaut
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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