Nationals OF Bryce Harper Out of Lineup on Friday

August 12th, 2016
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The Washington Nationals will once again play without right fielder Bryce Harper tonight, as the team has decided to hold him out with a lingering neck injury that has kept him out of action for nearly a week. The team has called him day-to-day, but with their ability to backdate his injury to his last appearance and Harper's extended absence, it's a surprise he hasn't already been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

While Harper's exit is certainly a blow, he has been one of the worst Nationals' hitters since July 1 with a .179 batting average, 63 wRC+ and has struck out in 20.5 percent of his plate appearances. 

We'll provide further updates and analysis if the Nationals put Harper on the disabled list.

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