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Bryce Harper leaves game with apparent knee injury

Bryce Harper leaves game with apparent knee injury

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper slipped on the first base bag attempting to beat out a grounder, injuring his left knee in the bottom of the first inning of the game Saturday night against the Giants at Nationals Park.

Harper clutched at his left knee after going down and was attended to by trainers.

The Nationals and Giants game spent about three hours in a rain delay prior to the game after having Friday's game rained out.

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There has been no update on Harper's injury.

Any significant injury to Harper could be devastating to the Nationals lineup, even with plenty of other talented players on the roster.

Harper was replaced by Andrew Stevenson, who took over in center field with Brian Goodwin moving to right.

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Prior to going to the Mets in 2016 via trade, he spent his first seven Major League Baseball seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 31-year-old is hitting.264/.339/.442 with 10 home runs, but he's been limited to 73 games due to a hamstring injury.

Harper is now one of the leaders in the NL MVP race and is hitting.326 with 29 home runs and 87 RBI.

The 24-year-old is as fearsome a hitter as anyone in the sport, reaching the All-Star Game in four of his first five seasons.

This latest injury could put a damper on the impressive season and create trouble for the Nationals.

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The euro, which hit its highest since the start of 2015 on August 2, dipped 0.1 percent to $1.1761 in morning trade in Europe. The spot price of gold in Sydney at 1700 AEST was $US1,285.47 per fine ounce, from $US1,278.48 per fine ounce on Thursday.

Harper is under contract through next season and can be a free agent in the winter of 2018.


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