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Bryce Harper returned to the lineup for the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday after the injury scare last week. After going 0-3 on the day, he remains hitless this spring.

As a way to get some work in, Harper will be playing a minor-league game on Monday, per Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

When asked about his spring slump, Harper acknowledged he’s a bit behind and wants to get into a groove before Opening Day.

Given the amount of money the Phillies paid Harper this winter, it’s going to be interesting to see how long the honeymoon period will last if the superstar struggles early in the season.

Jesse Reed
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