Nationals' Bryce Harper pulled out of game for lack of hustle

Washington's Bryce Harper was pulled from Saturday's game against St. Louis by Manager Matt Williams for lack of hustle.

Harper hit the ball to the mound, jogged to first base and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the basepath in the sixth inning.

"Lack of hustle. That's why he came out of the game," Williams said. "He and I made an agreement, this team made an agreement, that when we play the game, that we hustle at all times."


Chicago White Sox right-hander Felipe Paulino has been put on the disabled list because of right rotator cuff inflammation, one day after he gave up 13 hits and 10 runs in 3 2/3 innings against Texas. Right-hander Andre Rienzo was recalled from triple-A Charlotte. ... New York Yankees closer David Robertson pitched in an extended spring training game for the first time since being sidelined by a groin strain and expects to rejoin the team Tuesday. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list and cut first baseman Travis Ishikawa. ... The Rangers put outfielder Jim Adduci on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left little finger. ... The Nationals activated outfielder Denard Span off the seven-day disabled list after he showed no lingering effects from a concussion.

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