Injury Update: Bryce Harper on track to return sooner than expected
Bryce Harper is set to meet with his surgeon next week with the goal of having the pins removed from his hand, according to Jon Heyman.
Harper went down with a fractured thumb back on June 25th after getting hit in the hand with a 97mph fastball from Blake Snell. He left the game and received x-rays, and was ruled out for 6-8 weeks, keeping him out until at least mid-August before he could begin any type of baseball activities.
Now, Harper is already set to get the pins removed from his thumb and we haven’t even made it into the month of August. Harper is still on just the 10-Day IL, which sends a sign of hope that the star DH won’t have to hit the 60-day.
In 64 games this season, Bryce Harper has slashed .318/.385/.599, with 15 HRs, 48 RBIs, 21 doubles, 77 hits, and 49 runs scored, all good for an OPS of .985. He holds a 2.6 WAR on the year and settled into the DH spot perfectly after dealing with elbow soreness earlier in the year that kept him out of the outfield.
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