Monday, May 27, 2013

Bryce Harper not in lineup on Monday

Earlier this month, Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper had a face-first collision with the outfield wall at Dodgers Stadium.

Since then, Harper (knee) has missed several games and he left last night's game against the Phillies early after aggravating the injury.

It's something that Harper expects to deal with all season.

It probably won’t get better until the offseason,” he said, per James Watson of the Washington Post. “I just have to deal with the pain and try to keep in there every day and see what happens.”

According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Harper is not in today's lineup against the Orioles.

Kilgore went on to tweet that Harper passed an MRI, but he was diagnosed with bursitis in his knee and he may return as a designated hitter during the series with the Orioles.

Harper is currently hitting .287 with 12 home runs and 23 runs batted in.