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Updates on Harper, Werth, Detwiler

May 29, 2013, 11:56 PM EDT

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Bryce Harper is sitting out his third straight game tonight.

BALTIMORE — It wouldn’t be a day on the Nationals beat without a flurry of injury updates, so here’s the latest on several players attempting to return from various ailments…

Bryce Harper is once again out of the Nationals’ lineup tonight, his bruised left knee not healed enough to allow him to play for the third straight day. Manager Davey Johnson said the 20-year-old outfielder will be held out again tomorrow.

Whether Harper (who has officially been diagnosed with bursitis in his left knee) is able to play this weekend in Atlanta remains to be seen.

“I don’t have a lot of high hopes, but I’m hopeful,” Johnson said. “However long that takes, is however long that takes.”

Jayson Werth began his rehab assignment at Class A Potomac tonight, batting second and starting in right field for the P-Nats. This is Werth’s second attempt at returning to game action since he was sidelined at the beginning of the month with what the club originally believed to be only a mild hamstring strain.
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  1. JaneB - May 30, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    It's less awful now that the Shark is catching fire.

  2. Clip&Store - May 30, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    just put harper on the dl. he keeps coming back too early from injuries and they aren't getting better. He hasn't been himself for a month.

  3. Clip&Store - May 30, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    How fitting that Espinosa strikes out to end the collapse

  4. Manassas Nats' Fan - May 30, 2013 at 2:20 AM

    If you cant play go on the dl. What a wasted week.

  5. Kirbs - May 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    ^^ or in Danny's case…Syracuse.



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