BRYCE HARPER RUMORS & GOSSIP

What It’s Like Taking a Bryce Harper Foul Ball to the Face

Ever wonder what it would feel like to take a Bryce Harper foul ball to the face? Of course you haven’t. Why would anyone want to imagine such a thing? That’s certainly not what Steve Davis, Vice President of Programming for CBS Radio in Washington, D.C., was thinking on his way to the park to see his beloved Nationals take on the Mets earlier this month. The score was 6-1 by...
Via CBS DC
20 hours ago

Harper's thumb keeps him out of lineup for 3rd straight game

WASHINGTON (AP) Bryce Harper is out of the Washington Nationals' starting lineup for the third straight game because of an injured left thumb. With rain forecast, Nationals manager Dusty Baker did not want to risk the NL MVP in a wet outfield during Wednesday night's game against Arizona. Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos tore his right anterior cruciate ligament Monday after a...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals GM: Strasburg ‘unlikely to pitch in NLDS’

The Washington Nationals are headed to the playoffs, but it’s likely that they’ll be without Stephen Strasburg. General manager Mike Rizzo announced on Tuesday that Strasburg will likely be inactive for the NLDS. GM Mike Rizzo said Strasburg is unlikely to pitch in NLDS. — Chase Hughes (@chasehughesCSN) September 27, 2016 This is hardly surprising. Strasburg hasn’t pitched...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats, Pirates get into it after fake tag leads to Harper injury

The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves at odds on Sunday after a fake tag potentially led to a hand injury for Bryce Harper. It started when Harper tripled down the right field line and hurt his left wrist on the slide. The slide wasn’t necessary as the throw badly missed the cutoff men and the baseball wasn’t anywhere near third, but Pirates third...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper wears Katie Ledecky swim cap during Nats’ celebration

Bryce Harper gave Katie Ledecky the ultimate nod on Saturday when celebrating the Nationals’ division title. Washington beat Pittsburgh 6-1 while the Mets lost to the Phillies, giving the Nats the NL East. The team celebrated by spraying some bubbly and beer around the clubhouse, and nobody had on a better outfit than Harper. The reigning NL MVP was seen wearing a Katie Ledecky...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns, Bryce Harper and J.J. Watt Force Gatorade Drinkers to 'Burn it to Earn it' in Hilarious New Campaign

If you happen to be casually strolling down the street sipping a bottle of Gatorade with no perspiration visible on your brow, prepare to be embarrassed by a famous athlete in front of a lot of people. That's the gist of Gatorade's new campaign, which features athletes like J.J. Watt, Bryce Harper and Karl-Anthony Towns emerging from a truck to challenge random Gatorade drinkers...
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals dismiss report about Bryce Harper shoulder injury

Two prominent members of the Washington Nationals on Tuesday dismissed a report discussing the extent of Bryce Harper’s shoulder injury. SI’s Tom Verducci wrote a column Tuesday about the Nats’ playoff hopes, which he said were dampened by Harper’s shoulder concerns. Verducci reported a source told him the neck/shoulder issue was such a problem that Harper could barely throw...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper holds Ledecky's medals during first pitch

As a Washington D.C.-area native, it only seemed natural for the Washington Nationals to honor U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky following her stellar performance at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. So, on Wednesday, Ledecky was back in D.C. to throw out the first pitch prior to the Nationals’ game against the Baltimore Orioles. The U.S. swimmer said she practiced, and it showed. She delivered...
Via The Comeback
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Harper has been playing through shoulder injury for months

Reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper is batting a putrid .134/.259/.209 since the All-Star break, and now we may know the reason why. According to a report by Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated on Friday, the Washington Nationals outfielder has been playing through a right shoulder injury for the last two months. The injury is said be affecting “the area at the top and back of his shoulder...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper's neck injury hasn't improved, DL possible

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper hasn’t played since suffering a neck injury on Saturday. Manager Dusty Baker said on Wednesday that the injury has not progressed. Dusty said Harper's neck is "the same." Said don't assume it is worse than it seemed. In spasm, and they haven't been able to alleviate. — Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) August 10, 2016 There’s some good...
Via Sportsnaut
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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