Harper will not play for Harrisburg in playoffs

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper will not play for Double A Harrisburg in the Eastern League playoffs, according to farm director Doug Harris.

While Harper’s right hamstring is getting better, Harris said Harper is not in playing shape to participate in the playoffs. Harper needs to see live pitching before returning to action. Harper is now heading home to Las Vegas and will get ready to play in the Arizona Fall League, which starts in October.

Harper even said farewell to Harrisburg on his Twitter account.

“It’s been real Harrisburg! Had a blast! My teammates and fans have been the best! Get that ring boys! Wish I was playing with you!,” he said.

The first overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, Harper had a great first season in professional baseball, hitting .297 with 17 homers and 58 RBIs for Harrisburg and Class A Hagerstown


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Why doesn’t he join his teammates in Richmond and support them in the playoffs?

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