Bryce Harper is returning to the Philles tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
According to ESPN.com, The Philadelphia Phillies will welcome back Bryce Harper on Friday, but when he gets there, they’ll be minus ace Zack Wheeler.”
“Wheeler was placed on the 15-day injured list Thursday due to right forearm tendinitis, with the team announcing the move a couple of hours after interim manager Rob Thomson told reporters that Harper would come off the IL and play Friday.”
Harper was 5-for-8 with two home runs, two doubles and six RBIs in a two-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. His minor league stint was originally expected to last through the weekend but instead ended after a game-winning RBI double in the ninth inning Wednesday night.
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He is likely to spend the rest of this season as Philadelphia’s designated hitter since a small tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow has kept him out of right field since April.
Harper coming back right now will help the Phillies tremendously with this playoff push and hopefully propel them to a deep playoff push.