Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper suffered a small tear to his right UCL. As a result, the Phillies are switching Harper to DH and restricting him from throwing the ball for four weeks.
Harper will assume his role as designated hitter once he recovers from a PRP injection recently taken on the elbow, as relayed by CBS Sports.
Harper hit .269/.326/.521 through 31 games this season, also adding six home runs and 10 doubles.
“He’ll stay in our lineup Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,” Girardi noted. The 14-17 Phillies find themselves with a tough stretch ahead without Harper at full speed.
In his hiatus from playing right field, Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos are expected to help fill the void.
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