Philadelphia Phillies All-Star Bryce Harper will not start the 2023 regular season on Major League Baseball’s 60-day injured list, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told Sports Radio 94WIP on Tuesday. “We’re going to keep our options open,” the Phils’ president added, leaving the possibility of a Harper return before June looking like a possibility.
Well, that’s quite an exciting and unexpected development as the Phillies time in Clearwater comes to a close.
The Philadelphia Phillies snuck in some injury updates on Thursday afternoon. Perhaps the most important was the update on slugger Bryce Harper’s progress. Spoiler alert, it’s progressing well!
Harper, who is recovering from late-November Tommy John surgery, has moved from hitting off a tee every other day to hitting soft toss. Another sign the slugger is inching closer towards returning from the injured list.
The Philadelphia Philliesupdated the injury status of multiple players on Thursday afternoon including starting pitcher Ranger Suarez and backup catcher Garrett Stubbs.
Suarez, who returned from the 2023 World Baseball Classic due to left forearm tenderness, played long toss on Thursday morning in Clearwater. The Phils’ lefty will be re-evaluated on Friday, March 17 and will begin ramping up towards the regular season if he is pain free. Phillies manager Rob Thomson told the media Suarez will be limited if he is deemed ready to go by the first week of the season.
Stubbs injured his knee playing for Israel in the 2023 World Baseball Classic. A March 15 MRI revealed a sprained right knee, an injury that is not deemed serious. The Phillies expect Stubbs to be completely healthy before Opening Day and to assume the backup role to J.T. Realmuto.
In other injury news, the Phillies have shut down LHP Cristoperher Sanchez and RHP Nick Nelson with no timetable to return.
The Philadelphia Phillies are expecting All-Star Bryce Harper to report to Spring Training on Wednesday.
Harper is currently rehabbing from late-November Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow. The 30-year old was forced to play the majority of the season as the Phils’ designated hitter after injuring his elbow last Spring. Despite the elbow injury –and a subsequent trip to the DL with a broken hand– Harper slashed .286/.364/.514 with 18 HR, 65 RBI, and a .877 OPS helping propel the Phillies to the National League pennant.
The PhiladelphiaPhillies announced designated hitter BryceHarper 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.
The Philadelphia Phillies used the long ball —five of them to be exact— en route to a 7-0 shellacking of the Houston Astros in World Series Game 3. The win gives the Fightin’s a 2-1 series lead and puts them two wins away from a World Championship.
Bryce Harper got the party started for the Phillies in the bottom of the 1st inning depositing a Lance McCullers Jr., pitch deep into the right field seats for a 2-run home run. From there the hit parade was on.
Postponed due to rain. Game 3 will now take place Tuesday, November 1.
The Houston Astros scored 5-runs against Philadelphia Phillies starter Zack Wheeler to take Game 2 by a score of 5-2. The ‘Stros win tied the World Series at one game a piece. The series now shifts to Philadelphia for the next three.
The Phillies will send NoahSyndergaard to the mound against Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr. First pitch is set for 8:03 PM/Eastern however weather could be an issue on Monday night.
Date: October 31, 2022
Where: Citizens Bank Park —Philadelphia, PA
When: 8:03 PM/Eastern
TV: Fox, Fox Sports App —with Joe Davis and John Smoltz
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP and the Phillies Radio Network — with Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen, and Tom McCarthy