Who is Bryce Harper's replacement after potential knee injury?

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2017

Washington Nationals star and MVP candidate Bryce Harper left Saturday night's game against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the first inning after injuring himself sprinting to first base. The right fielder lunged for first base and slipped on the bag, and his leg appeared to buckle awkwardly. Stevenson, a six-foot outfielder from LSU, had just 15 at-bats this season under his belt before the Harper injury. With Adam Eaton already out for the year with a torn ACL, the World Series contenders are getting thin in the outfield. He could miss a few games, a few weeks or the rest of the season.

He took home the 2015 Most Valuable Player award after leading the league in home runs, runs and on-base plus slugging. Major League Baseball, not the Nationals, decided if and when the game would be played because the Giants don't return to Washington this season.

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

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