• Nationals' Harper scratched with swollen hand

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Mar 24, 2013
    Bryce Harper has been scratched from the Washington Nationals' lineup because of swelling in his left hand. - Bryce Harper has been scratched from the Washington Nationals' lineup because of swelling in his left hand. LUCIE, Fla. "I didn't really feel it," Harper said. But when I saw [his thumb] this morning, I said, 'You're not going.' I scratched him." After a Rookie of the Year campaign in 2012, Harper has excelled out of the gates this spring. Once the rain started, groundskeepers were able to get home plate and the pitching mound covered, but were not able to get the tarp on the infield, which had puddles.
    • Harper has 3 hits in return from swollen hand

      Bryce Harper had three hits and stole two bases, one day after he was scratched because of a swollen left hand, and Danny Espinosa went 3 for 3 with a three-run homer Sunday in the Washington Nationals' rain-shortened 9-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Harper held out of game with Mets

      At his manager's behest, Bryce Harper stayed back in Viera while the team made the trip to Port St. Lucie on Saturday, nursing a swollen left thumb that he jammed in Friday's game against the Tigers.
      Source: MLB.com

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