Bryce Harper (31, Philadelphia Phillies), who is undergoing rehabilitation after undergoing elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery), is expected to return as a first baseman before the end of May.
The Athletic reported on the 13th (Korean time) that Harper started first base training. After returning, Harper is expected to serve as both first baseman and designated hitter.
The timing of Harper’s return was also mentioned. Harper is expected to return as early as the end of May. This is an earlier point than the previous return in the first half.
Philadelphia did not send Harper to the 60-day injured list because of his potential early return. Harper is currently on Philadelphia’s 40-man roster.
Nothing concrete has been decided yet. However, Harper is currently working on batting, defense, and running training, and is pushing for a return a little earlier than planned.
He will also start at first base with the designated hitter. Harper has only played in three outfield positions and as a designated hitter.안전놀이터 His first base job is his first experience in 12 years of his major league debut.
Harper ventured to play as a designated hitter despite an elbow injury last year, and in the postseason was named the National League Championship Series (NLCS) Most Valuable Player (MVP).
After his return from injury, he will lead the lineup as Philadelphia’s leading hitter. A healthy Harper can always deliver MVP-level results.