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Harper is out of the lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

Harper will take a day off Saturday with the return of Ryan Zimmerman to the lineup and left field. It wouldn't be surprising to see Harper get multiple days off with the playoff berth already clinched in order to get Zimmerman back in a groove, but Harper could also be in the lineup alongside Zimmerman as the latter also could see some time at third base.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 4 Days

Harper went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored in Thursday's win at Miami.

Harper was dealing with flu-like symptoms earlier in the week, but appears to be fine now.

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Harper is not in the lineup Wednesday,'s Mark Bowman reports.

The Nationals clinched a playoff berth Tuesday night, so manager Matt Williams is giving all of the regulars a day off Wednesday. Steve Souza will start in left field, and Harper should be back in the lineup in short order.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 6 Days

Harper (illness) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Braves.

Harper exited Monday's game early due to flu-like symptoms, but they will not prevent him from starting Tuesday. Harper will man left field and bat sixth against Braves starter Aaron Harang.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 6 Days

Harper is dealing with flu-like symptoms, which played a role in forcing his exit from Monday's game, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Harper had to leave Monday's game after feeling a bit light-headed, and it sounds like a flu bug that has been going around the team is to blame. The outfielder will be reevaluated prior to Tuesday's game to see if his symptoms have persisted overnight. If he's deemed healthy enough, manager Matt Williams will likely place him back in the starting lineup.

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Harper left Monday's game against the Braves due to lightheadedness, the Washington Post reports.

Harper, who was dealing with an illness over the weekend, was removed after the third inning and replaced by Nate Schierholtz in left field. His status for Tuesday's game is unclear, though more information should be available following the game. Prior to exiting, Harper was 0-for-1 with a strikeout.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 12 Days

Harper went 1-for-4 with his 12th homer of the year in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Braves.

The homer, a 416-foot shot to right field in the ninth inning, was just the second surrendered by Braves closer Craig Kimbrel this season. It was Harper's 10th since the All-Star break, and he's now batting .326 over his last 12 games.

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Harper is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

Although Harper owns an .806 OPS against left-handed pitching this season, he'll take a seat Sunday with tough southpaw Cole Hamels on the mound for the Phillies. Scott Hairston will take over in left field.

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Harper went 3-for-6 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's marathon win over the Dodgers.

Finally healthy, Harper's found another gear in his game, hitting a sizzling .440 (11-for-25) over the last six games to boost his slash line on the season to .272/.345/.431.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 19 Days

Harper smacked his 11th home run of the year, a solo shot of Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning, in a 1-for-4 performance Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Harper is starting to heat up as we enter the stretch run, as he is 8-for-19 in his last five games with four home runs, four RBI and four runs scored. After an uneventful season marred by injury, Harper looks primed for good final month.