Our own Rose Ingberman reported a week ago that Harper took swings with two hands in a batting cage for the first time since he underwent surgery on his left thumb April 29. He's now made enough progress to begin a rehab assignment.
I reported on June 22 that Ramos began a rehab assignment on Saturday with Harrisburg and went 1-for-3 with a home run. In three games with Harrisburg this season, Ramos is 2-for-11 with a home run and five RBI.
Dan Kolko, who covers the Nationals for MASNsports, tweeted the following update on Ramos and Harper.
#Nats make it official - Bryce Harper will start his rehab at Single-A Potomac tonight. Wilson Ramos also joins Potomac after two days at AA
— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) June 23, 2014
Adam Kilgore, who covers the Nationals for The Washington Post, added the following.
In Potomac for Harper/Ramos rehab. Harper will play three innings in left tonight. Tomorrow, plan is he'll play five innings in center.Harper played left field and hit second for Potomac on Monday. He went 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored.
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) June 23, 2014
In his third Major League season, Harper is batting .289 with a home run and nine RBI in 83 at bats. In 118 games last season, he batted .274 with 20 home runs and 58 RBI. Harper's a career .273 hitter with 43 home runs and 126 RBI.
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