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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper to begin minor league rehab soon
Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper to begin minor league rehab soon

Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper showed plenty of pop Thursday in his first on-field batting practice since undergoing ligament surgery on his left thumb last month, but he's still a way off from returning to the big league club. "Honestly, we almost ran out of baseballs," Manager Matt Williams said. Williams said Harper will begin a minor league rehab assignment after the Nationals begin a trip next week. Added Harper: "I'm still trying to see where my swing's at. … I don't see myself coming back after five games or four games. I really want to push it and see how I feel after eight, nine games down there. If I feel good before that, then I'll see where I'm at." :: The...

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