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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