Sat, 16 Nov 2013 22:38:58 -0800
A grievance hearing could occur involving Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper, all because of language in Harper's contract. Harper's five-year, $9.9 million contract contains a letter of agreement stating if Harper qualified for salary arbitration before he reached the end of the contract, a grievance hearing would determine whether he could opt out of his contract. His draft deal calls for him to earn $1.5 million in 2015. Presuming he remains healthy and continues to perform at projected levels in 2014, he could land a 2015 salary between $4 million and $7 million through arbitration were he eligible.
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 08:10:56 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) underwent surgery Friday, Oct. 25, to repair the bursa in his left knee. He is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:34:49 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) said he plans to let everything settle down this offseason and doesn't plan to have knee surgery. He also said he plans to get "as big as a house" in the offseason.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:44:23 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (hip) is returning to the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:57:03 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (hip) was launching home runs in batting practice Tuesday, Sept. 10, and the team expects him to return Wednesday, Sept. 11. "He can run around, take batting practice, stuff like that," manager Davey Johnson said. "If he can do that, that would be good for him and his cause to play tomorrow."
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:25:17 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (hip) has no structural damage in his hip, and he'll rest for the next two days. After undergoing tests, the team is confident he'll be able to play out the rest of the year without risking further injury. "He's been playing with it off and on for the last week," manager Davey Johnson said. "They were treating it last week as a sprain. A sprain, you just give it ultrasound and massage and hopefully you get by it. So this may be even better that we know it's inflammation. They can correct that with medication. So it might be perfect."
Fantasy Tip: With Washington out of playoff contention, it seems as though Harper's injury isn't serious enough to have the team shut him down for the final three weeks. He could still elect to have surgery in the offseason to prevent the same situation from recurring next season, though.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:11:43 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (hip) will miss the next two games with inflammation in his left hip, according to a baseball source. OFs Corey Brown or Tyler Moore will replace Harper in left field.
Fantasy Tip: Harper has dealt with nagging injuries all season long that have kept him from reaching his true potential. If this is something that doesn't go away soon, don't be surprised if the Nats shut him down for the final couple of weeks.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 12:16:49 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (hip) has flown back to Washington to visit team medical director Dr. Wiemi Douoguih Sunday, Sept. 8. Harper aggravated his left hip while taking batting practice 10 minutes before first pitch Saturday, Sept. 7, and fell to the ground in pain. He is scheduled to rejoin the team in New York Monday, Sept. 9, but the severity of the injury is unknown. "He aggravated it swinging," manager Davey Johnson said. "He comes and hits early and then he hits in BP and then he comes back in here and hits more. Hopefully, he'll figure out what it is and treat it and he'll meet us in New York. I was a little upset that he keeps swinging instead of just resting and playing. He's still young and exuberant and has his own routine. Hopefully he'll get fixed and be fine in New York."
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 18:46:48 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (undisclosed) was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday, Sept. 7. The team did not say why Harper was scratched, but he has been dealing with a hip strain.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:36:11 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (hip) isn't 100 percent with a hip sprain, but he talked his way into the lineup Friday, Sept. 6. "I felt Bryce would probably need another day," manager Davey Johnson said. "He was not feeling that great coming in. But he came in, got a little treatment, and he said, 'I want in there. I'm not 100 percent, but I want to be in there.' I said, 'Well, you're in there then.'"
Fantasy Tip: Harper's injury isn't serious, per Johnson, but it's something he'll have to deal with for the final month of the season. Harper could have a surgical procedure in the offseason to alleviate the problem once and for all.