Washington Nationals News: Bryce Harper OK after experiencing dizziness


Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.

In today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Christina De Nicola gives us an update on the status of Bryce Harper, who exited today’s game after colliding with Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich while rounding second base in the first inning. As De Nicola notes in her article, Harper was removed from the game for precautionary reasons and appears to be OK.

According to De Nicola, Harper experienced dizziness after the collision but doesn’t appear to have any symptoms of a concussion. At this point, it’s unknown if Harper will be back in the lineup for tomorrow night’s series opener against the Phillies.

Needless to say, the fact that Harper appears to be OK is great news for him and the Nationals. The outfielder is in the midst of an MVP-caliber season and has managed to stay mostly healthy for the first time since his rookie year in 2012.

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It was a scary moment when Harper collided at full speed and immediately grabbed his hip, which has been bothering him lately. Fortunately, it looks like Harper will be OK. The outfielder has been the heart and soul of the Nationals this season and is a crucial piece of the teams’ future. While we don’t know when he’ll be back in the lineup, it looks like Harper and the Nationals dodged a bullet.

Also in today’s Daily, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post discusses Trea Turner‘s big league homecoming in South Florida this weekend.

Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.

Harper OK after experiencing dizziness

(Christina De Nicola, Special to MLB.com)

MIAMI — National League MVP frontrunner Bryce Harper exited Sunday’s 5-0 winagainst the Marlins in the first inning for precautionary reasons after experiencing dizziness on a collision with second baseman Derek Dietrich while rounding second base.

According to manager Matt Williams, Harper underwent concussion tests and there are no signs of one. The ballclub will continue to monitor him through the night and in the morning.

Asked whether he anticipated Harper being back in the lineup for Monday’s game in Philadelphia, Williams said he didn’t know. Read full article here.

Trea Turner’s big league homecoming

(Chelsea Janes, Washington Post)

MIAMI — Trea Turner grew up going to Marlins games, though they weren’t played at Marlins Park. When he was young, he used to go to what is now called Sun Life Stadium, where the Miami Dolphins play. When the Marlins won the 2003 World Series, he and his father went to every home game. He remembers the cameras flashing at the players — and that they seemed far away then. He’s one of them now, playing against his hometown team in front of friends in family.

Turner went to high school in Lake Worth, Fla., about an hour from Marlins Park. Friends and family clamored to see him return as a big leaguer this weekend. Read full article here.

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