Phillies’ Bryce Harper Unable To Throw For 4 Weeks Due To UCL Tear

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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.

Phillies manager Joe Girardi gave the update, via the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Alex Coffey, after receiving the official diagnosis from Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.

“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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Written by Alejandro Avila

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