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Bryce Harper unlikely to play in weekend set against the Braves

Washington Nationals v Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on May 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper continues to battle bursitis in his left knee and is unlikely to play in this weekend’s series against the Braves, per Mark Zuckerman. Zuckerman suggests that a stint on the disabled list is becoming a possibility. Harper hasn’t played since Sunday, when he went 1-for-3 in the series finale against the Phillies.

Harper is enjoying tremendous success in his sophomore season, as the defending NL Rookie of the Year is sitting on a .973 OPS with a team-best 12 home runs and 25 walks. In Harper’s absence, Roger Bernadina and Tyler Moore should see increased playing time.