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Phillies manager Joe Girardi confirmed Wednesday that Bryce Harper has been dealing with a back injury "off and on" for 4-5 weeks.
Harper was off to a fantastic start to the 2020 campaign but has cooled considerably over the past month or so. This back injury certainly helps explain his struggles. Harper entered Wednesday's action with a .247 average and an .892 OPS for the year.
Bryce Harper (back) is starting Monday against the Nationals.
Harper left Sunday's contest against the Blue Jays due to lower back stiffness. He is batting second as the Phillies starting DH on Monday. Harper is hitting .260 with 11 home runs, 28 RBI and eight stolen bases this season.
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper left Sunday's loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with lower back stiffness, according to The Athletic's Meghan Montemurro.
Montemurro adds that "Girardi doesn't know about Harper's availability yet for tomorrow. 'He'll get a lot of treatment and we'll cross our fingers.'" Obviously, this isn't great news for fantasy owners who have to set their weekly lineups on Monday. If you have Harper in a weekly league, the move is probably to start him and hope for the best, but monitor his status before lineups lock.
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 4-for-6 with a home run, two doubles, three runs scored, four RBI, and two walks across both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays.
After a bit of a dry spell, Harper now has three home runs over the last two days and four home runs this week. On the season, he is batting .267 with 36 runs scored, 11 home runs, 28 RBI, and eight stolen bases.
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with two home runs and two walks in Thursday's loss to the New York Mets. The two homers give him 10 on the season.
Harper has been slumping of late and was just 2-for-19 over the last four days coming into Thursday, but he rebounded to hit two home runs. However, both were solo shots as the Phillies came up short.