Bryce Harper RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bryce Harper, Jordan Zimmermann lead Nationals to 9-2 rout of Marlins

    Washington Post "Two players central to the Washington Nationals’ plans began the season puzzlingly slow. Bryce Harper, the Nationals’ star outfielder, declared himself “lost” at the plate after only five games, and his equipment paid the price for his frustration. Jordan Zimmermann, the Nationals’ most consistent..." April 15

  • Scott Boras suggests Mike Trout’s contract will not relate to Bryce Harper

    Washington Post "Angels outfielder Mike Trout, the consensus best player in baseball and a 22-year-old dynamo frequently compared to Nationals phenom Bryce Harper, agreed to a contract extension Friday night that, starting in 2015, will reportedly pay him nearly $145 million. The deal covers his remaining three..." March 30

  • Healthy Harper moves on from injury that hampered '13 "Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been in camp for two days, but one could never tell he had left knee surgery this past offseason. On Tuesday, he took hitting practice at Space Coast Stadium without any problems. On Wednesday, after taking his physical and watching the United States'..." February 20

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    Adam Kilgore @AdamKilgoreWP

    Matt Williams sounds like he is leaning toward batting Bryce Harper fifth. Reasoning: can clean up RBIs, protect 3-4, run more often.

  • Harper “full-go” from start of camp

    Nats Insider "Bryce Harper hasn’t reported to spring training yet, but the Nationals star outfielder will be cleared for full participation once he does, according to new manager Matt Williams. “As far as I know, he is full-go for spring training,” Williams said Saturday following the club’s first workout..." February 15

  • Harper expects to weigh 245 pounds by spring

    CSN Washington "Late in the 2013 season Bryce Harper made a statement about his plans for the winter, putting it bluntly how he wanted to "get as big as a house." It was his way of saying he wants to bulk up for 2014 and gain weight. Now Harper has a specific weight in mind. He told ESPN this week he hopes to..." January 04

  • Bryce Harper’s unique contract could lead to a grievance hearing

    Washington Post "As the Washington Nationals seek to augment a roster core they believe is built for long-term success, an unusual and previously unreported aspect of outfielder Bryce Harper’s contract remains unresolved. Harper, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2010 draft, reached an oral agreement on his..." November 16

  • Nationals Strasburg, Harper, LaRoche all have "successful" surgery

    Masn "The Nationals announced this morning that three players - Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche - underwent "successful" surgery this week. All three guys are expected to be ready for the start of spring training. Strasburg underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his..." October 26

  • Bryce Harper plans to relax, then ‘get big as a house’ after first full season

    Washington Post "Bryce Harper will not be watching the playoffs he said. He won’t even pay attention to the results. He cannot stomach postseason baseball when his team has been eliminated. “I couldn’t care less about it” Harper said. “I like college football. I’ll be watching that.” Harper eventually plans to..." September 30

  • Bryce Harper: ‘I’m not going to be Mr. Tim Tebow’

    Washington Times "Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is a devout Mormon but he’s not going to advocate his faith like football player Tim Tebow. “If somebody asks me about it I’ll tell them about it but I’m not going to be Mr. Tim Tebow” Harper said quickly clarifying that he does not mean that in a..." September 27

  • Span’s streak ends, but Harper’s HR lifts Nats

    Washington Post "In the middle of the first inning Thursday night Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth pulled on their batting gloves and helmets together by the bat rack. In the Washington Nationals’ dugout they gave one another the usual pump-up speech — “Come on let’s get him whatever” Werth said later. Harper’s mind..." September 20

  • Harper becomes 2nd in history with two 20-HR seasons before age 21 "Young Nationals star Bryce Harper just keeps making age-related history. Thursday night he hit a three-run homer in the first inning. It was his 20th of the season. He's only 20 years old. He hit 22 homers last season. If you can read headlines you already know this but we'll reiterate: Harper..." September 19

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Davey says if all goes well in next 24 hours Harper will be in lineup tomorrow.

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    #Nats OF Bryce Harper will be out of action for two more days. Harper had test done on the hip and the doctors found inflammation. That’s it

  • Bryce Harper leaves team to get tests on hip "Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is headed back to Washington D.C. to undergo tests on his hip. Harper who has been battling hip issues recently aggravated the issue during batting practice before Saturday's game. Harper was scratched with what manager Davey Johnson said after the game was..." September 08

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    Adam Kilgore @AdamKilgoreWP

    Bryce Harper scratched at the last minute for the Nats. Tyler Moore playing left for him.

  • Harper: ‘If I was hurting, I’d come out of the game’

    Nats Insider "Anybody watching Bryce Harper during Monday night’s 3-2 loss to the Phillies could tell the Nationals outfielder was less than 100 percent healthy. Harper took awkward swings he labored to get down the first-base line and he gingerly took his position in the field between innings. In the middle..." September 03

  • Offseason knee surgery is 'definitely an option' for Bryce Harper "Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper missed more than a month with left knee buristis earlier this season and it's possible it is still preventing him from playing at full speed. If things don't improve in the coming weeks offseason surgery could be an option according to Dan Kolko of MASN..." September 01

  • Scott Boras opens up to Nats' media about potential 12-year Harper deal

    Washington Post "It started with a small question. Scott Boras turned the conversation into a dissertation on the future of baseball’s economic structure and how it could lead the Nationals to sign client Bryce Harper – without ever mentioning his name – to a 12-year contract. Boras and several members of his..." August 28

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    Adam Kilgore @AdamKilgoreWP

    Scott Boras at the yard today. He laid out a not-so-abstract case for the Nats signing Bryce Harper to a 12-year contract.

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    ProSportsDaily @PSDnews

    Bryce Harper has been scratched from the #Nats lineup vs. ATL tonight after meeting with manager Davey Johnson and trainer.

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Harper by the way felt hip spasm during 7th inn AB. Not concerned it's anything.

  • Bryce Harper aggravated his knee in Game 1 of doubleheader against the Mets

    Hardball Talk "Bryce Harper missed all of June with bursitis in his left knee and required treatment for the joint earlier this week. Now the situation has worsened further. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington Harper is not in the Nationals’ starting lineup for Game 2 of Friday’s day-night..." July 26

  • Bryce Harper’s walk-off home run against Pirates ends Nationals’ six-game skid

    Washington Post "After the most devastating moment of a disheartening season the Washington Nationals received a necessary reminder. They may have been stuck in a crushing skid. Their axles and wheels may have been flying in every direction. So many factions of the team may have failed them. But they still had..." July 25

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    Bryce Harper has a sore left knee. Nothing serious. #Nats #MLB #Nationals

  • Bryce Harper finishes behind Yoenis Cespedes in Home Run Derby

    Washington Post "It was always him and his dad. That’s how Bryce Harper remembers it. He would wait for Ron Harper to come home from his shift as an ironworker, a 5-year-old bundle of energy pleading for a pitcher. Out they would head, either into the family garage or to one of the dusty Las Vegas diamonds near..." July 16

  • Cespedes beats Harper to claim Derby title "Yoenis Cespedes might not be an actual All-Star, but he was the undisputed star on Monday night after winning his first Chevrolet Home Run Derby title. With nine homers in the finals, Cespedes topped Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, who hit eight. Cespedes put on a show for the sold-out..." July 16

  • Captains announce HR Derby participants on Monday "Three sluggers who have made the finals of the annual All-Star Home Run Derbywill be back on stage next Monday at Citi Field to try to capture another trophy. To achieve that goal, though, they'll have to fend off a talented group of challengers, including the Major League home run leader. It..." July 08

  • Bryce Harper to manager Davey Johnson: 'Play me or trade me' "Bryce Harper rejoined the Nationals about a week ago after missing more than a month with a left knee injury. He slammed into the outfield wall in mid-May and tried to play through, but eventually he went on the DL and was nursed back to health. The 20-year-old Harper has one hit (a home run)..." July 06

  • Johnson likely resting Harper for rest of Padres series "Nationals manager Davey Johnson said after Friday's 8-5 win over the Padres that struggling left fielder Bryce Harper is "grinding too hard," and likely will be out of the lineup for the next two games. "I'll probably give Harper a couple days off," Johnson said. "I think he's just fighting..." July 06

  • Bryce Harper to be activated from disabled list "Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is going to return to the lineup Monday, according to reports from all the major news outlets covering the team, including the Washington Post. He hasn't played for the Nats since May 26 due to knee bursitis which stemmed from running into the right-field wall in..." July 01

  • Harper joins Harrisburg, likely to return to Nats Monday

    Masn "After kicking off his rehab assignment at high Single-A Potomac and playing two games with the P-Nats, Bryce Harper has moved on to Double-A Harrisburg. Harper has joined the Senators for their four-game series against Bowie, allowing him to jump up a level while also staying local. Harper, who..." June 27

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Davey says unlikely Harper comes off DL this weekend. More likely he returns next week.

  • Bryce Harper to begin rehab assignment on Tuesday

    Nats Insider "After two successful rounds of batting practice at Nationals Park the last two days, Bryce Harper will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Potomac tomorrow night. Harper originally didn't expect to be ready to appear in a game until Wednesday at the earliest but bumped up the schedule after..." June 24

  • Harper, Johnson seem to have different timetables in mind "Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hasn't played since May 26 because of bursitis in his left knee -- the result of his running into the Dodger Stadium outfield wall in the middle of last month. Harper has been on the DL for some time, but now a minor-league rehab assignment is within sight...." June 22

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    Chase Hughes @chasehughesCSN

    Bryce Harper should be on pace to make a rehab start on Tuesday, Davey says. Likely Potomac. #Nats #NationalsTalk

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    Adam Kilgore @AdamKilgoreWP

    Davey says Bryce Harper will hit in the cage today, "so he's close." Still no precise timetable for rehab assignment, etc.

  • Bryce Harper cleared to walk, jog "Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been cleared to begin testing his injured knee a week after receiving a cortisone shot and a platelet-rich plasma injection into the joint, according to local media reports. Harper, placed on the disabled list June 1 for bursitis in the left..." June 18

  • Bryce Harper received ‘no operative procedures’ from Dr. James Andrews

    Washington Post "Bryce Harper underwent “no operative procedures” in his Monday visit with orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, his agent Scott Boras said. Harper was seen wearing a bulky knee brace at the Atlanta airport in a photo uploaded to Twitter. Boras described the knee brace “precautionary” and in place “just..." June 11

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    Amanda Comak @acomak

    The plan is for Harper to rest for one week and then the docs will reevaluate him. Knee was put in brace solely to rest it.

  • Mike Rizzo: ‘No worry’ about structural damage in Bryce Harper’s knee

    Washington Post "Bryce Harper walked out of the Nationals clubhouse this morning with a backwards cap and a small black bag hanging on his shoulder, headed to catch his flight to the Andrews Institute in Pensacola, Fla. Harper will see high-profile orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Monday morning for a second..." June 09

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Davey says Harper will have knee examined by James Andrews on Monday. Obviously not coming off DL on Tuesday.

  • Harper to see Dr. Andrews for knee

    Nats Insider "Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will seek a second opinion on his swollen left knee from Dr. James Andrews, manager Davey Johnson revealed on Thursday. “The negative news is that Bryce did a little running in the water and his knee has been swelling up,” Johnson said. “He’s going to see..." June 06

  • Bryce Harper: When it comes to sound medical decisions, he’s not a natural

    Washington Post "Time will tell if Bryce Harper is Roy Hobbs or Bump Bailey, but the Washington Nationals have a chance to shape his legacy more toward “the greatest there ever was” status and less toward running through a wall and killing himself. (If you haven’t, read “The Natural.” Beats the movie all..." June 03

  • Harper will allow knee to fully heal before returning ""What's up?" is not the right question to ask Bryce Harper these days, even with the best of intentions. Last season's National League Rookie of the Year was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game in Atlanta against the Braves (retroactive to May 27) with persistent left..." June 02

  • Harper heads to DL "The Nationals on Saturday placed Bryce Harper on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Monday, due to bursitis in his left knee and recalled right-hander Erik Davis from Triple-A Syracuse. Harper missed the past five games, and the knee has bothered him since he crashed into the wall at..." June 01

  • Harper likely headed to DL as Erik Davis is called up to Nationals

    Washington Times "After sitting out five straight games with bursitis in his left knee, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is “likely” headed to the disabled list on Saturday, a source with knowledge of the decision told The Washington Times. The Nationals called up right-hander Erik Davis late Friday..." June 01

  • Bryce Harper, Nationals play a frustrating waiting game as knee remains an issue

    Washington Times "For the first time in four days, Bryce Harper came out to the field Thursday evening and took batting practice with his teammates. He ran in the outfield, under the watchful eyes of the Washington Nationals’ trainers, and tested his swollen left knee. But he was still not in the lineup, and the..." June 01

  • Bryce Harper likely to miss the rest of the series vs. Orioles

    Washington Post "Nationals Manager Davey Johnson hoped that Bryce Harper could return on Wednesday from an inflamed left knee and serve as the designated hitter. But before Tuesday’s game Johnson said the bursitis in Harper’s knee, which stems from a May 13 collision with the right field fence in Los Angeles, was..." May 29

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Harper's knee still swollen. Davey says it's unlikely he'll be able to DH in Baltimore next two nights.

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