Bryce Harper sidelined with a wrist injury – fr

Bryce Harper sidelined with a wrist injury – fr

PHILADELPHIA – Bryce Harper’s left wrist remains sore, but the Phillies have no plans to put him on the injured list.

Harper was unable to play in Monday night’s 4-3 win over the Brewers at Citizens Bank Park due to lingering wrist pain. Harper injured him on Wednesday in St. Louis, after a fastball hit him in the face and deflected his arm. Harper returned to the lineup on Sunday night against the Mets, but he aggravated his wrist after landing on it when he tried to hold on by rounding third base in the sixth inning.

Phillies doctors assessed Harper on Monday.

“Harp is fine,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said after the game. “We will continue to process [him]. It’s day to day, but it’s probably a day or two at least.

The Phillies started Odúbel Herrera in right field on Monday.

Segura’s return could move Maton to central field
Second baseman Jean Segura begins a rehab assignment at the team’s alternative training site this week. Infielder Ronald Torreyes is too.

Segura has been on IL with a tight right quadriceps, while Torreyes has been absent due to COVID-19.

Segura had been one of the Phillies’ hottest hitters before he was injured. Second baseman Nick Maton struck well for him. The Phillies’ lack of production in centerfield could give them the opportunity to put the two in the lineup. Center Phillies players hit a .098 combined with a .349 OPS. Maton is batting .348 with an .844 OPS in 49 appearances at home plate.

Maybe he could play center.

“It’s something we’ve talked about a bit,” Girardi said. “We made him take balloons to increase his availability with us. I’m not sure yet. ”

Girardi declined to say if Maton could visit the alternate site for a week or two to see if he could handle it. Is there another way to see if he can play center?

“You could put it there,” Girardi said. “That’s one way to find out, isn’t it?”

Alvarado’s suspension reduced to two games
Left-hander José Alvarado and Major League Baseball have agreed to reduce his suspension to two games, which he began serving on Monday. The league initially suspended Alvarado three games for causing a bench and ball clearing incident Friday night against the Mets.

Additional bases
• Left fielder Andrew McCutchen said on Saturday he struggled to get three line practices in the outfield this season, which left the Phillies questioning his vision. McCutchen had an eye exam during spring training, but Girardi said he plans to go back and see if there was a problem or not. McCutchen entered last Monday among 32 left-wing players who qualified at -4 outs above average, according to Statcast.

• The Phillies opted for infielder Scott Kingery at Triple-A. They recalled left-hander Cristopher Sánchez from Triple-A.

• Right-hander Archie Bradley missed three or four days last week due to illness, which delayed Bradley’s return from a strained left oblique. The Phillies are hoping he can throw a mound at some point this week. Bradley may not need to throw himself on a mound too many times before being activated from the IL.

“It’s more about how comfortable he is,” Girardi said. “Are two pens and one exit enough?” Are one enclosure and two outings enough? It really depends on how he feels when throwing a baseball. The good thing is you don’t have to build it a lot.


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