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SportWatch: Bryce Harper Exits Game After Getting Drilled in the Ankle With 96-MPH Fastball

22:27  15 march  2019
22:27  15 march  2019 Source:   si.com

Gabe Kapler shares funny tweet on Bryce Harper signing

Gabe Kapler shares funny tweet on Bryce Harper signing After months of speculation, Bryce Harper is a Philadelphia Phillie for the next decade — and then some. That’s obviously great news for the organization, but it’s also good news for manager Gabe Kapler. Not only does Kapler have a big weapon to put in the middle of his lineup, he can also cut the weasel words out of his interviews. So I can stop saying “if the reports are true” now? https://t.co/KUu8zAdo3W — gabe kapler (@gabekapler) March 2, 2019 Kapler is probably speaking for a lot of Philadelphia fans at this point. This saga went on so long that it almost doesn’t feel like it’s over.

Watch: Bryce Harper Exits Game After Getting Drilled in the Ankle With 96-MPH Fastball© Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images Bryce Harper exits game after being hit by pitch in ankle

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper left Friday's spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays after he was hit in the right ankle by a 96-mph fastball.

Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton appeared to lose his balance during his delivery, resulting in a pitch that was low and inside. Harper fell to the ground in pain before slowly limping off the diamond and making his way to the dugout.

Harper, who signed a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies on Feb. 28, entered Friday's game with three walks and a pair of strikeouts in limited spring training action. The 26-year-old missed 51 games in 2017 and has missed at least 15 games in five of his previous seven seasons.

While his 2018 campaign didn't compare to his breakout season in 2015–when he led the NL in runs, homers, on-base percentage and slugging percentage–Harper still hit 34 home runs and ranked ninth in on-base percentage.

Phillies get good early news on Bryce Harper injury

Phillies get good early news on Bryce Harper injury Bryce Harper’s injury does not appear to be overly serious, at least initially. X-rays on Harper’s ankle and foot were negative, and manager Gabe Kapler did not seem especially concerned about his star outfielder’s status. #BryceHarper “right foot contusion,” said Kapler: “No immediate cause for concern.” Harper left the game, hit by pitch. Prelikinary X-rays negative. Harper left the park for further imaging (more comprehensive X-rays). — Marcus Hayes (@inkstainedretch) March 15, 2019 Harper was hit on the foot or ankle with a fastball during Friday’s spring training contest against the Toronto Blue Jays and limped off the field.

Harper finished the 2018 season with a slash line of .249/.393/.496 and has a career slash line of .279/.388/.512.

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Watch: Bryce Harper Exits Game After Getting Drilled in the Ankle With 96-MPH Fastball

Harper gets 1st hit after 0-for-9 start in spring training.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Bryce Harper finally got his first spring training hit with the Philadelphia Phillies after a 0-for-9 start. The slugger lined a 97-mph fastball to center on a 2-1 pitch from Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game. He jokingly gestured toward the dugout that he wanted to keep the ball. It was Harper's 16th plate appearance over six exhibition games. He has struck out six times and drawn four walks. Turnbull struck him out swinging in the first.

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