The Philadelphia Phillies are in a midst of a scare with their newest star.
Bryce Harper, whom the Phillies signed to a massive 13-year, $330 deal last month, left Friday’s spring training game after getting hit by a pitch.
Harper was drilled with a 96 mph fastball right in the ankle, which sent him to the ground in pain. He proceeded to limp off the field with the help of a member of the team’s training staff.
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said after the game that Harper’s injury currently isn’t a major concern, and initial X-Rays came back negative.
The acquisition of Harper was the completion of what’s been a pretty busy offseason for a now-loaded Phillies team, which also inked J.T. Realmuto, Andrew McCutchen, David Robertson and Jean Segura to deals.
Harper’s spring training got off to a late start due to the delay in him actually signing somewhere, and it remains to be seen if he’ll miss more Grapefruit League action due to his injury.
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