Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:16:28 -0700
Washington Nationals OFs Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper, Denard Span, 1B Adam LaRoche, SSs Asdrubal Cabrera, Ian Desmond, 2B Anthony Rendon and C Wilson Ramos are all out of the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:53:07 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (flu) is back in the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 16, after dealing with flu-like symptoms Monday, Sept. 15. Harper received IV fluids Monday, and the team will keep an eye on him during the game Tuesday.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:08:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (illness) left the game Monday, Sept. 15, due to the flu.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:19:43 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (undisclosed) was removed from the game Monday, Sept. 15, after feeling lightheaded.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:27:23 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies. OF Scott Hairston is playing left field and batting sixth.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:43:12 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper and SP Stephen Strasburg were claimed off waivers, but the team has decided to pull both players off waivers.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:06:51 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper, who has struggled at the plate since coming back from thumb surgery, will not be demoted to the minors, according to manager Matt Williams.
Fantasy Tip: You have to wonder if Harper's thumb is responsible for his poor performance since his return from the DL. It's entirely plausible. The Nats won't send Harper down, but if his struggles continue, perhaps they give him more days off. For now, if you have the luxury, consider benching him until we see some life from his stick.
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:14:26 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams wants OF Bryce Harper to bunt less frequently for base hits and would rather see him swing away. "It depends on a lot of things, health, how his thumb is feeling," Williams said. "It depends on what the situation dictates for that particular game. More often than not, I would like to see him swing the bat. Because he just has the opportunity to do something special. If he feels like the guy's playing him back far enough that he can do that and get on base, given the right situation, okay. But then again, there's times where I want him to swing, too." Williams added that he had already discussed this with Harper.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:14:36 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (rest) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22. He is batting sixth. Harper made a pinch hit appearance Monday, July 21, which resulted in a strikeout.
Fantasy Tip: It was a routine day off for Harper Monday, and he is beginning to show signs of breaking out. Get him in your lineups.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:42:19 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper has been using a new since the All-Star break. He is standing more upright with less bend in his knees and is holding his hands at chest level.
Fantasy Tip: The sample size is still small, but Harper has gone 5-for-10 in three games with his new stance.