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Bryce Harper's return remains shrouded in mystery
Bryce Harper's return remains shrouded in mystery

When Bryce Harper exactly will begin a minor league rehab assignment remains a mystery, even to his manager. The All-Star outfielder has been sidelined since April 26 and had ligament surgery on his left thumb last month. "I don't know. I heard a vicious rumor going around that he's going out Monday," Nationals Manager Matt Williams cracked about media reports of Harper's projected seven-game stint with Class-A Potomac. "Is that his plan? I don't know because nobody's told me. . . . At some point during the next road trip he'll go out." Washington could have a crowded outfield situation whenever Harper, its primary left fielder,...

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