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Bryce Harper Newsbeat

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Phillies’ Bryce Harper undergoes Tommy John surgery, mid-May return possible, per report -

Phillies superstar Bryce Harper played through a torn UCL in his right elbow for the overwhelming majority of the 2022 MLB season. That’s why he was their designated hitter for all but eight games with the most recent appearance in right field coming April 16. The Phillies made it known earlier this month that Harper would have surgery to repair the UCL. He underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday, per Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Salisbury notes that mid-May is a potential return for the reigning NLCS MVP.

jimfurtado Posted: November 23, 2022 at 06:58 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Phillies’ Bryce Harper set for elbow surgery; 2023 timeline unclear

Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper will undergo surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow next week, team president Dave Dombrowski told reporters Wednesday, though it was not immediately clear how long the recovery timeline will be.

Harper is set for surgery Nov. 23 for a tear to the UCL that he initially suffered in April. The injury prevented him from playing in the field the rest of the season. The 30-year-old received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow in May and shifted to the designated hitter role.

It was not yet known whether Harper will undergo Tommy John surgery, Dombrowski said.

“We have no prognosis, really, until [the surgeon] goes into the elbow and takes a look at it,” Dombrowski said. “We’ll have something at that time with the surgery and the anticipation something will happen. I think it will slow him down for the season. We’ll know more next week.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 16, 2022 at 11:52 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, phillies

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Bryce Harper an Astro? Deadline trade in 2018 almost happened

Four years ago, the Astros agreed in principle to acquire Harper from the Nationals a day before the July 31 deadline, former general manager Jeff Luhnow said this week. The five-player package headed to Washington included infielders Abraham Toro and Randy César along with pitchers Josh James, J.B. Bukauskas and Kent Emanuel, Luhnow said. ...

A need for offense became apparent, but as Luhnow remembered it, he and Rizzo opened dialogue on July 30 discussing bullpens. The two executives first discussed another player — Luhnow believes it was reliever Kelvin Herrera — before Luhnow mentioned Harper “sort of in jest.”

According to Luhnow, Rizzo responded that “for the right package,” Washington would move its franchise centerpiece. Luhnow pounced, sensing the sort of blockbuster he authored a year before to acquire Justin Verlander. Long thought of by some as a prospect hoarder, Luhnow was willing to give away five pieces of his farm system for two months of Harper’s services.

Among them, only Bukauskas ranked in Baseball America’s Top 30 Astros prospects. James was, however, amid a breakout minor league season that eventually found him tossing triple-digit fastballs in high-leverage innings out of Houston’s major league bullpen. Toro and César hadn’t played past Class AA. Emanuel had a 5.66 ERA in the upper minor leagues in 2017.

Agreeing to names does not finalize a trade. Deals of this magnitude require ownership approval. Both general managers understood that and, according to Luhnow, communicated it to one another after the packages were agreed upon. Houston owner Jim Crane “gave me the green light right away,” Luhnow said.

“A.J. (Hinch) was salivating at the idea of writing Harper into our lineup,” Luhnow said.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 27, 2022 at 11:27 AM | 2 comment(s)
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Sunday, October 23, 2022

Phillies win NLCS 2022

Congrats to Phillies fans! What a HUGE homer by Harper! The 9th-inning Padres bunt, however, was not prudent.

jimfurtado Posted: October 23, 2022 at 06:17 PM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, bunting, phillies, world series



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