Dave Dombrowski gives a positive injury update on Bryce Harper, set to report to Clearwater in upcoming weeks
Bryce Harper’s recovery remains on schedule after receiving Tommy John Surgery at the conclusion of the 2022 season.
According to Dave Dombrowski, Harper’s recovery continues to go well. He’s taking dry swings back home in Las Vegas (swinging with no contact) and will report to camp around March 8th.
Good News for Bryce Harper
Watching the NL-defending Phillies for the first three months of the season without Bryce Harper will certainly be an odd sight, but the team has many options to fill the DH vacancy. Expect to see time from all of Kyle Schwarber, Nick Castellanos, Rhys Hoskins, and Darick Hall, with the main goal of getting the first three players off their feet once every week or so.
Dombrowski did not give an update on Harper’s abilities once he gets to camp, but if the next few weeks stay on track, he should be able to start hitting off of a tee down in Clearwater. By the time the season starts, Harper should be able to work up to some soft toss and then pitches from the mound.
Harper is expected to be out through at least mid-June but will most certainly be back before the All-Star break. The Phillies built one of the best rosters in recent memory this offseason, and adding Bryce Harper back to this already-dangerous lineup will take this team to a new level.