Bryce Harper to Undergo UCL Surgery

Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Bryce Harper will have surgery on his elbow according to reports. The procedure will take place next week. The type of procedure is unknown.

A timetable for his return is unknown.

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Bryce is Back! Bryce Harper Returns to the Phillies Lineup

The wait is finally over! Philadelphia Phillies designated hitter Bryce Harper is returning to the Phillies lineup tonight. He will bat fourth and be the designated hitter.

The team made the move official earlier today.

Harper’s return to the lineup comes a few days earlier than the team expected.  

Harper has been out of the lineup since breaking his thumb on June 25 in San Diego.  Prior to the injury, the 2022 NL All-Star was hitting .318 with 15 homers, 48 RBIs, and a .919 OPS.  The Phillies are 31-20 without Harper in the lineup.  The Phils’ currently +2.0 games of the Padres for the second NL Wild Card spot.  

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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 Clubs Two Doubles, Game Winner for Lehigh Valley

It was another big night in the Lehigh Valley for rehabbing Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper.  

Harper went 3-for-5 with two doubles, including a walk-off game winner, and two RBIs for the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Through two rehab games, Harper is slashing .625/.700/1.625 with two homers, two doubles, and six RBIs. 

Harper is expected to rehab with the ‘Pigs through the weekend but given his seeming lack of “rust” will that change the timeline?

Simple answer, maybe. The ball is in Harper’s court. 

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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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Phillies Roster Moves: Brandon Marsh to the IL, Bradley Zimmer Claimed Off Waivers

The Philadelphia Phillies made a series of roster moves on Thursday to address the suddenly dire outfield situation.

First, outfielder Brandon Marsh has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle.  In a corresponding move, designated hitter Bryce Harper has been placed on the 60-day injured list.  In a corresponding move to the corresponding move, the Phillies claimed outfielder Bradley Zimmer off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Let’s start with Harper. 

His move to the 60-day IL is simply a housekeeping measure.  Harper, who has been out of the lineup since late June with a broken thumb, is eligible to return to the Phillies next week.  The reigning NL MVP took batting practice earlier this week for the first time since having thumb surgery.  Harper is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment in the next few days and possibly return by next week or early the following week. 

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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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