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Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper (wrist) activated off 10-day IL

May 18, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper (3) before action against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
May 18, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper (3) before action against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies reinstated outfielder Bryce Harper from the 10-day injured list on Saturday.

Right-hander Hector Neris was placed on the paternity list in a corresponding move.

Harper, 28, had been inactive since May 23 because of a bruised left wrist. The six-time All-Star will bat third and play right field Saturday against the visiting Washington Nationals.

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In 38 games this season, the 2015 NL MVP has hit .274 with seven home runs and 13 RBIs. Including his latest injured list stint, Harper has missed 18 games in 2021.

Neris, 31, is 1-3 with a 1.96 ERA this season. He leads the Phillies with nine saves in 11 chances and has struck out 27 while walking eight in 23 innings.

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–Field Level Media