Bryce Harper LF/RF WSH 4 weeks ago

Harper has elected not to participate in the All-Star Home Run Derby, the Washington Post reports.

If you're a believer in the notion that the Home Run Derby can disrupt a player's swing and cause a second-half slump, or are just worried about anything that might fatigue Harper and make him more susceptible to injury, his decision to sit out the contest counts as very good news.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WSH 4 weeks ago

Harper went 2-for-3 Sunday with a walk, a double, a run scored and his fourth stolen base of the season.

As if he hasn't done enough already this season Harper seems to be getting comfortable running again, as the double was of the hustle variety on a routine hit to left-center that Angel Pagan didn't return to the infield quickly enough. While anyone with fantasy shares in Harper would probably prefer that he stay healthy rather than swipe the occasional extra base, he does have the potential to add double-digit steals in the second half to his already incredible campaign.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WSH 1 month ago

Harper went 3-for-4 Saturday with a walk, a double, two runs scored, two RBI and his 25th home run of the season.

He kicked off the July 4 fireworks display early, taking Madison Bumgarner deep in the first inning. Harper just refuses to slow down, and now has an incredible .344/.470/.719 slash line on the season.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WSH 1 month ago

Harper is in the lineup Tuesday against Atlanta.

Harper sat out the second game of Sunday's doubleheader as a precaution after battling a leg injury last week. Following an off day Monday, Harper is back in his usual right field spot, and he'll bat cleanup against Braves' starter Shelby Miller.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WSH 1 month ago

Harper is out of the lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

Harper started in right field in the first game of the day after sitting out the last three days due to a leg cramp. He went 1-for-4 with a double in Game 1 and played all nine innings without any complications, so it seems like the Nationals are just exercising precaution by keeping him on the bench for the nightcap. He'll be replaced in right field by Matt den Dekker.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WSH 1 month ago

Harper (leg) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

Harper experienced cramping in his leg during Wednesday's extra-innings game, and he was held out of the lineup Thursday and Friday. After X-rays returned positive results, Harper will be back on the field Sunday for Game 1 of a doubleheader. Assuming he doesn't suffer a setback, he'll likely remain in the lineup for Game 2 as well.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WSH 1 month ago

Harper (leg) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

Make it three straight days on the bench for Harper, who experienced some cramping in his leg during the 11th inning of Wednesday's game. He did receive some encouraging news Friday, though, as manager Matt Williams said the results of Harper's MRI were "pretty good." Clint Robinson will get the start in right field Saturday, while Harper remains day-to-day ahead of Sunday's series finale.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WSH 1 month ago

Harper, who is out of the lineup Friday, underwent an MRI on his right hamstring and the results were "pretty good," the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

This seems to be a pretty legitimate day-to-day situation with the Nationals' slugger. Clint Robinson will get the start in right field Friday against righty Aaron Harang.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WSH 1 month ago

Harper (leg) is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies.

The Nats will turn to Clint Robinson in right field Friday while Harper is out of the lineup for the second straight day. For now, he remains day-to-day as the Nats haven't provided any additional information about his injury.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WSH 1 month ago

Harper (leg) will sit out Thursday's game against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Harper is currently day-to-day after cramping up in the 11th inning of Wednesday's contest. He'll miss Thursday's game as a result, but the issue shouldn't be something that keeps him out long. Clint Robinson will start in right field in his place, batting cleanup for the Nationals.