Harper has bone bruise, Nats hopeful he’s back this season – Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

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Harper is expected to speak to reporters on Sunday afternoon. The 2015 MVP is hitting .326 with 29 home runs and 87 RBIs in 106 games this season, and his presence in the lineup is crucial to Washington playing deep into October.

There#8217;s no definitive timeline for Harper to return, but Rizzo is hopeful the star outfielder and NL MVP candidate will be back before the end of the season.

#8220;He#8217;s definitely one of those guys that you can#8217;t replace on a team,#8221; starter Edwin Jackson said.

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press

#8220;It was something that happened,#8221; Rizzo said. #8220;That#8217;s baseball. We have to roll with that.#8221;

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