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  • Bryce Harper Making His Return On Saturday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (elbow) is officially back in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He will be slotting in at designated hitter and batting third. Harper missed each of the team's last five games due to the right UCL sprain that's been hampering him for nearly a month now. He had initially been playing through the injury, and hitting extremely well. However, he had a PRP injection in his elbow this past weekend and the team kept him out of action in the following five games as he recovered from it. Fantasy manager can safely slide the Phillies star back into their lineups for Saturday's slate.

    May 21 · Source via Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Bryce Harper To Miss His Fifth Straight Game Friday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (elbow) will be sidelined once again on Friday as the team takes on left-hander Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kyle Schwarber will be slotting in as the team's designated hitter for the game. This will be Harper's fifth consecutive missed game due to the right UCL sprain that he initially suffered back in April. He'd been playing through the pain for awhile, but he received a PRP injection to treat his elbow this past Sunday and the team is being extra cautious with him following the injection.

    May 20 · Source via Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Bryce Harper Remains Out Against Padres

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (elbow) remains out of the starting lineup on Thursday for the series finale against the San Diego Padres. Harper sprained his right UCL early in the year and has mainly been the team's designated hitter, but he will miss his fourth straight game this week after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection last weekend. Last year's MVP continues to hit the ball when he's been in the lineup, slashing .305/.361/.634 with a .994 OPS, nine home runs, 27 RBI, 29 runs scored and six stolen bases in 34 games. The 29-year-old won't be playing right field anytime soon, but there's a chance he'll be back in the Phillies lineup this weekend. As soon as he's back in there as the DH, fantasy managers will want to get him back into their lineups. Catcher J.T. Realmuto is serving as the DH on Thursday and will hit fifth against Padres right-hander Yu Darvish.

    May 19 · Source via Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Bryce Harper To Miss His Third Straight Game Wednesday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (elbow) will be held out of action for the third straight game on Wednesday as the team takes on left-hander Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres. Kyle Schwarber will be slotting in as the team's designated hitter for the game. Harper received a PRP injection in his right elbow on Sunday. The hope is that he will be back in the lineup very soon, but he won't be playing the field for quite a while. The doctor who gave him his PRP injection recommended for Harper to not throw for six weeks, meaning it won't be until late July at the earliest that he could be back in the field. Over 34 games on the year, the 29-year-old is slashing .305/.361/.634 with nine home runs, 27 RBI and 29 runs.

    May 18 · Source via Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Bryce Harper Could Return Wednesday Or Thursday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (elbow) is being held out of the starting lineup for the second straight game on Tuesday. The 29-year-old received a PRP injection on his right elbow on Sunday. The hope is that the PRP injection will heal the small tear in his UCL. When speaking to reporters on Tuesday about when he will be back in the starting lineup, Harper said, "either tomorrow or hopefully Thursday." He also added that he's more than a month away from playing right field again. Despite the elbow injury, Harper is off to a great start to the year from a statistical standpoint, slashing .305/.361/.634 with nine home runs, 27 RBI and 29 runs over 34 games.

    May 17 · Source via Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Bryce Harper Not Playing Tuesday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres. Harper will miss his second straight game as he continues to receive platelet-rich plasma injections for his injured right elbow. Despite serving as the designated hitter and playing through pain, the 29-year-old continues to swing a hot bat, as he's slashing .396/.434/.917 with a 1.351 OPS, six home runs, 13 RBI, 12 runs scored and three stolen bases in 12 games in the month of May. When Harper rejoins the lineup, get him back into all starting fantasy lineups. Nick Castellanos is serving as the designated hitter on Tuesday and is batting cleanup against Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger, with Odubel Herrera in right field and batting sixth.

    May 17 · Source via Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Bryce Harper To Sit Out On Sunday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Harper will get a much deserved day off after collecting three hits on Saturday. The 29-year-old is playing through partially torn UCL. That being said, there could be more rest days for Harper in the future, so the Phillies can make sure this doesn't become a bigger issue.

    May 15 · Source via Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Bryce Harper Has A UCL Tear

    Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi said that the team had another test done on outfielder Bryce Harper (elbow) last week that showed a small tear in his UCL. Dr. ElAttrache confirmed the small tear on Thursday morning. Harper will be shut down from throwing for four weeks, with the hope that he'll resume a throwing program after that. The 29-year-old has been the exclusive designated hitter since April 17 because of the injury, and that will through at least the middle of June. Harper will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection this weekend, and he will sit out of the lineup on Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fantasy managers have to be thankful for the universal DH this year. Otherwise, Harper would be on the 60-day injured list, most likely.

    May 12 · Source via Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Bryce Harper Swipes Three Bags In Series Against Mariners

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper had a fantastic three-game series against the Seattle Mariners this week. He went 6-for-11 for two doubles, two walks and three runs scored. Most surprisingly, he attempted three stolen bases in the series and was successful on each occasion. The 29-year-old now has six stolen bases over 31 games on the year, putting him on a 162-game pace of slightly more than 30 steals. Last year, he only attempted 16 stolen bases over 141 games (successfully stealing 13 bags). We'd bet heavily on his steal rate decreasing the rest of the way in 2022, but the stolen bags thus far have certainly been a nice bonus for fantasy managers at the very least.

    May 12 · Source via Phillies Bryce Harper
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