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National’s Expecting Bryce Harper Back For Postseason

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The Washington Nationals are holding out hope that Bryce Harper can return to the team in time for the postseason.

General manager Mike Rizzo said Harper suffered a “significant” bone bruise in his left knee but avoided the kind of ligament or tendon damage and it’s that bit of news that has Washington hopeful that Harper can help them in the postseason.

“Of course you’re going to think the worst,” Rizzo said. “It’s definitely a bad feeling.” Rizzo said that the team “dodged a bullet”.

“It was definitely a relief,” Harper said on Sunday.

“We’re going to take some time to definitely let it heal. I want to be at 100 percent whenever I play. The World Series is definitely on my mind, playoffs, things like that.”

While there is no clear or defined timetable for a Harper return, manager Dusty Baker mentioned a timetable of 10 days to two weeks time.

The Nationals pointed to the wet conditions of the game while Harper simply categorized the injury as a “freak accident.”

“I don’t like wet bases,” Harper said. “It’s just an unfortunate situation that happened. There’s nothing I can do.”

“We don’t know how long he’s going to be out, but he will be back before the end of the season,” Baker said. “We expect him to be back for the stretch drive and be healthy. That’s what we want.”

“If I don’t feel good, then I’m not going to go out there and play,” Harper said. “Of course if we were in the playoffs right now I’d tape it up and get out there and hobble the best I could and do that.”

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Mets’ Activate David Wright for Final Homestand

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New York Mets third baseman David Wright m who has not played in the majors since 2016 due to spinal stenosis along with neck and shoulder injuries, will be activated for the team’s final homestand of the season, according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.

“Physically, the way I feel right now, and from what the docs told me, there’s not going to be any improvement, So I don’t see [playing full time again] as a possibility” Wright said during the new conference, according to the New York Post.

It’s unclear if retirement will be the next step for Wright, but his time with the Mets as an everyday again is over.

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Dodgers Recall Julio Urias

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled left-hander Julio Urias from Triple-A Oklahoma City, marking his first stint in the majors since he underwent shoulder surgery last June.

Urias was one of the major’s 10 best prospects prior to his debut back in 2016, and when he arrived in May of 2016 he posted an impressive 3.39 ERA over 77 innings with 84 strikeouts against only 31 walks, making many believe he would be a building block for the Dodgers’.

His shoulder surgery put everything on hold and will now look to recapture the magic that he flashed in 2016.

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Cardinals Activate Adam Wainwright, Will Start Tonight

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The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have activated veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright from the 60-day disabled list and transferred right hander Michael Wacha from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL in order to make a roster spot for the returning Wainwright.

Wainwright, 37, will first appearance since May 13 when he takes the mound tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Wacha is likely done for the season.

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