Bryce Harper expected to begin rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley next Tuesday
More good news about Bryce Harper and his expected start date for a Triple-A rehab assignment with Lehigh Valley.
Harper took batting practice today at Citizens Bank Park for the second time in the last three days. Tom Verducci was on MLB Network earlier tonight and gave us some additional insight as to when we can expect Harper to actually begin his rehab assignment.
Bryce Harper Rehab Assignment
Harper will join Triple-A Lehigh Valley next Tuesday.
Verducci was still unclear on how many at-bats Bryce Harper wanted to get before rejoining the Phillies as a designated hitter, and reiterated that the organization is still planning for a return around September 1st.
Since June 25th, Phillies are 27-17 without Bryce Harper and adding him back in the midst of a playoff hunt basically as good as it gets in terms of a “September Call Up”.
The Phillies took 2-of-3 from the Cincinnati Reds and will open up a four-game weekend series at Citizens Bank Park on Friday against the New York Mets.
In other injury news, Todd Zolecki reported earlier today that there was no structural damage to Brandon Marsh’s left knee. Marsh suffered a bone bruise and a sprained ankle, so it’s still likely he will hit the injured list.
Kyle Schwarber is expected to rejoin the the Phillies on Friday after a calf strain limited him to a pinch hitter role against the Reds this week.