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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Nationals Injury Update: Bryce Harper swings a bat

By on 6/17/2014 10:15:00 PM

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper took swings with two hands in a batting cage for the first time since he underwent surgery on his left thumb April 29, reports Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider. Manager Matt Williams described it as soft-toss and said he could be close to resuming full baseball activities on the field. However, Williams cautioned, "it’s not full-go and it’s not full batting practice yet... But he’s excited about the progression of it, moving forward, so it won’t be long.” In 22 games before the injury, Harper hit .289/.352/.422.

Known for his agressive style of play, Harper, 21, was the Nationals 2010 first-round draft pick, making his major-league debut on April 28, 2012. He is a two-time All-Star and 2012 NL Rookie of the Year. Harper is pre-arb but signed for his first five years at $9.9 million (2011-15). He is under team control through the 2018 season.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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