Thursday, May 24, 2018

Harper to return to Nationals on Monday

OF Bryce Harper will return to the Nationals lineup tonight, the Washington Post and other media outlets reported Sunday.

Harper, who hit .287 with 12 homers and 23 RBIs in 44 games this season, hasn't played for Washington since May 26 due to knee bursitis.

In a four-game rehab assignment, he hit .364 with a double, triple, homer and three RBIs.

"Probably going to sleep in my uniform tonight since I am really excited and ready to be back! Little league days!" Harper wrote on Twitter.

Angels: OF Peter Bourjos suffered a broken right wrist when he was hit by a pitch Saturday, the team saying he is likely headed to the 15-day DL by Tuesday.

Cubs: OF Ryan Sweeney will go on the DL after breaking a rib on his left side crashing into an outfield wall. Sweeney will be held out of baseball activities for 4-6 weeks.

Orioles: 2B Brian Roberts (strained right hamstring) was activated from the DL. To make rooms, RHP Jair Jurrjens was designated for assignment. Also, Baltimore obtained OF Eric Thames (on DL, broken hand) from Seattle for minor-league INF Ty Kelly.

Rangers: DH Lance Berkman missed a third straight day because of his sore right knee. Manager Ron Washington said he is confident he won't have to go on the DL.

Rockies: Michael Cuddyer singled in the eighth to extend his hitting streak to 27 games, the longest in franchise history and in the majors this season. He has reached base safely in a franchise-record 45 straight games. … OF Xavier Nady, 34, who was released by the Royals, agreed to a minor-league contract.