Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 9 Hrs

Harper was sidelined the last couple days by a stomach ailment, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Harper attempted to warm up Thursday, but he could not do any more than take light swings and was sent home. Harper is expected to return to action Friday, and the illness should no longer be an issue by the time Opening Day rolls around.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 11 Hrs

Harper will not play Thursday for the second straight day, CSN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

It's not clear what is keeping Harper out of action, but he appeared to be in Thursday's original lineup before being removed, so it seems he may be dealing with some sort of health issue. The Nationals have not released an update on Harper's status, but those that have drafted or are considering drafting him should be sure to keep tabs on his status.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 10 Days

Harper admits that his swing didn't get back into sync last season following his thumb injury until August, the Washington Post reports.

If you're looking for a good reason to be optimistic about Harper this season, here it is: he hit .283 with 10 home runs in 187 at-bats last August and September, then hit three more blasts in four postseason games. If he stays healthy and carries that power into 2015, a 30-plus home run campaign is easily within his reach.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 17 Days

Harper will not be considered as an everyday option in center field, according to manager Matt Williams, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

As expected, Harper will spend the majority of his time at the corner spots, even with Denard Span (Achilles) out 4-to-6 weeks. Michael Taylor figures to be the primary option in center, though Williams conceded that Harper will be considered there "if need be."

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 3 Months

Harper has agreed to a two-year deal with the Nationals, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

He's under club control through 2018, but the agreement gives Harper $7.5 million over the next two seasons and resolves a grievance between Harper and the Nationals pertaining to the contract that he signed upon being drafted by the club.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 4 Months

Harper will play right field in 2015 with Jayson Werth moving to left, William Ladson of reports.

In terms of fantasy impact, this isn't an especially significant piece of news, though the move means Harper will have to play a slightly more physically-demanding position next year. Harper has missed significant time due the injury the past two seasons.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 6 Months

Harper is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the Nationals' doubleheader against the Mets.

Harper started Game 1 of the doubleheader in right field, but Jayson Werth will take that spot for Game 2 while Steve Souza will start in left.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 6 Months

Harper is not in the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets, William Ladson of reports.

Harper will get the nightcap off after going 1-for-4 in the matinee.

Bryce Harper LF/RF WAS 6 Months

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 6 Months

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.