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On Tuesday Davey Johnson gave a round of updates on the litany of current Nationals injuries, or what he calls the ‘M.A.S.H. report.’ Most notable was the fact Bryce Harper is still dealing with inflammation in his left knee due to bursitis and is now unlikely to be available as the team’s designated hitter when Washington travels to Baltimore.
“Harper’s still got the bursa” Johnson said. “It’s still tender, still a little bit swollen. The swelling is down a little bit.”
“I was probably being optimistic thinking he could DH up in Baltimore. It’s probably not looking good for that.”
Harper is continuing to rest after missing Monday’s matchup against the Orioles. He left Sunday’s game in the seventh inning after aggravating the injury. Johnson remains hopeful it will not turn into a stint on the disabled list.
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