Bryce Harper sprained a 90.2 mph sprain in his surgically repaired right elbow in the third inning of Saturday’s game against the Marlins.
Harper was in excruciating pain after blow after blow from Braxton Jarrett. The Phillies coach immediately came out of the dugout to check on Harper. He stayed in the game to run the bases. He was called on third batters two outs later trying to steal third between pitches. Garrett looked up and slotted a volley to Jean Segura for the second goal.
He was replaced by pinch hitter Bryson Stott in the fifth inning.
The situation was eerily similar to the play that sidelined Harper for two months last year. Padres left tackle Blake Snell broke Harper’s thumb in a hit-by-hit on June 25, 2022.
The Phillies plan to bring Harper back to the field as a first baseman after the All-Star break. All the Phillies can do is hope Harper is healthy and Saturday’s event doesn’t affect that plan.
The Phillies were defeated 5-3 on Saturday.
Here’s an update on Harper from the Rob Thomson postgame:
We’ll have more on this story as more information becomes available.
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