Philadelphia Phillies Slugger Bryce Harper Undergoes Succesful Tommy John Surgery

The Philadelphia Phillies announced designated hitter Bryce Harper underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles with Dr. Neal ElAttrache.  The team expects to have Harper back in the lineup as a designated hitter by the 2023 All-Star break and back in right field by the end of the season.

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Thomson: Bryce Harper Returning to the Phillies Lineup on Friday

The Philadelphia Phillies are getting slugger Bryce Harper back sooner than expected.  Harper will be activated on Friday for the Phillies’ series against Pittsburgh.

Harper, who has been out of the Phillies lineup since June 25, has been rehabbing his broken thumb with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.  The original plan was for the slugger to rehab through Saturday’s game and evaluate the situation on Sunday.  No one, not even Harper, could foresee the speed at which Harper would reacclimate himself to live pitching. 

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Bryce Harper Homers Twice for Lehigh Valley

Rehabbing Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, and a 2 BBs on Tuesday for the Lehigh Valley. The IronPigs defeated Gwinnett 10-5 but more importantly the Phillies’ slugger looked comfortable.

The Phillies slugger spoke after the game about his first true at-bat’s in nearly two months.

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Bryce Harper Injury Update: Rehab Assignment Likely to Start This Week

After a Sunday of disappointing news on the injury front, the Philadelphia Phillies are finally getting some good news. Slugger Bryce Harper is likely starting a rehabilitation assignment this week.

Harper met with the media on Sunday and discussed his injury status and what the next steps will be.

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Bryce Harper Takes BP, Timetable for His Return Revealed

Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Bryce Harper took to Instagram to update fans on his status. Needless to say, Phillies fans will be fired up over the update.

Harper taking outdoor batting practice is the first step in his eventual return to the lineup. If all goes well, Harper will progress to “high velocity” hitting in the indoor cage, and then a minor league rehabilitation assignment. The target date for his return is “September-ish” according to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury.

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Bryce Harper Injury Update: MV3 Has Pins Removed

The Philadelphia Phillies have received some good news on the injury front. Designated hitter Bryce Harper had the pins removed from his surgically repaired left thumb according to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki. The reigning NL MVP will begin a hitting program immediately.

However, a timetable for a rehab assignment and return to the lineup is unknown.

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