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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 1 week ago

Harper will be reevaluated Thursday after his right leg cramped up in the 11th inning Wednesday, CSN Washington's Chase Hughes reports.

He hit a double in the 11th inning Wednesday and cramped up, although he told manager Matt Williams he could score on a base hit so he remained in the game. Williams said the team will have more information about Harper before Thursday's game, but daily league owners should be aware that there is a chance he could be scratched if everything doesn't check out with his leg. The cramps are not related to the left hamstring strain that he dealt with this past weekend.

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Harper went deep for a second consecutive game Sunday, going 1-for-4 with a two-run home run off of Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton in the win.

The home run was a part of a nine run first inning that saw Harper come to the plate twice. It's his 24th home run of the season as he hasn't shown any ill-effects from the mild hamstring strain he suffered earlier this week. Harper continues to wreak havoc offensively this season as he's already surpassed his career high in home runs and needs just five RBI and eight walks to post career highs in those categories as well. The 22-year-old is hitting .347/.477/.730 for the season.

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Harper (hamstring) went 2-for-4 Saturday with two runs scored and two RBI including a solo shot off Francisco Liriano, his 23rd home run of the season.

It seems safe to say that his hamstring issue is not a serious one. Harper pushed his OPS back over 1.200 with Saturday's performance, and he remains among the league leaders in most offensive categories. If you looked past the injuries that have slowed his career and gambled on his upside this season, just sit back and enjoy the ride.