Bryce Harper is set to return from injury after a quick stint in the minor leagues. Harper has been out since May 27 due to bursitis in his left knee, but he’s ready to return to the Nationals.
In four games during a rehab stint in the minors, Harper had four hits in 11 at-bats with one home run and three RBIs. He went hitless in his final rehab game, but he’s back in the swing of things and set for a return to the nations capitol.
“I feel pretty good right now,” Harper said on Saturday night, according to the Washington Post. “I felt pretty good the last couple days. Nothing really that feels anything like a setback or anything like that. Everything feels good. I’m excited about where I am.”
Bryce Harper took some chances on his left knee during his rehab stint, but he felt fine after each play and he continues to work back to full-health.
“I wasn’t cautious at all,” he added. “I really wanted to do that and try to slide and put it to the max I could and see how it was and see how it would deal with that. And it felt good diving. Slid into third base a couple times and slid into second a couple times. That diving play [Saturday]. It felt fine. It was good to have that feeling and not be scared to slide or anything like that.”
The Nationals could use his bat back in the lineup as they’ve been average during his absence. Sunday night was a relief for manager Davey Johnson as the Nationals went off for 13 runs to beat the New York Mets.
Nevertheless, Harper’s return is going to not only add more power back into the lineup, but also add a spark to clubhouse.
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