Bryce Harper has 'significant' bone bruise

When the Giants arrived at Nationals Park on Friday, Bruce Bochy was asked if he would let Hunter Strickland face Bryce Harper in this series. The return of Taylor will help the lineup and defense with replacing Harper's production until he is healthy.

Losing a player who could be the MVP this season would severely dampen the team's title hopes.

Harper is expected to speak to reporters on Sunday afternoon. "We're going to take some time to definitely let it heal". Bochy has won three World Series titles as a manager.

"Although we feel we've dodged a bullet a bit here with any long-term ligament and tendon damage, the bone bruise is something of significance", Rizzo said, according to the Washington Post. He'll be placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday and his status moving forward will likely depend on how quickly the bone bruise heals. Despite many fans waiting out the delay, the stadium went eerily silent in the minutes after Harper's injury. The Nats have had their share of injuries this season and they've fought to overcome them, but I'm not sure any amount of fight can will them past the Los Angeles Dodgers or Houston Astros without Bryce Harper. "It's just an unfortunate situation that happened". But the uncertainty over Harper's injury overshadowed the Washington Nationals' 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. "We know each other real well because we were in the same division for a number of years when he was in San Diego and I was in San Francisco", Baker said.

Green, 40, is in the second year of his original contract with the Padres (51-66), and the organization is encouraged by the way he has handled his young team. That's certainly something we need to look into. Is there observation as the game goes where they would stop and make sure the bag is dry? He has 100 RBIs, including 16 game-winning RBIs, which also leads the majors.

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