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Harper may get time off to heal

Bryce Harper’s gung-ho style isn’t helping his knee.

Bryce Harper’s gung-ho style isn’t helping his knee.

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper is still feeling the effects of his collision with the Dodger Stadium wall, enough for manager Davey Johnson to consider resting the Nationals outfielder for a few games.

Harper aggravated his sore left knee three times in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Phillies, twice with headfirst slides in the first inning. He slid into second on an infield hit-and-error, then hit the dirt again with a steal of third.

For good measure, he then fouled a pitch off the knee in the third inning. He was limping throughout the game and was removed for a pinch-runner after drawing a walk in the seventh.

"If he'd quit headfirst sliding, he'd be a lot better off," Johnson said. "He'll probably be down a few days. I don't know if there's fluid on the knee or what, but he was certainly gimpy."

Harper, however, quickly answered "no" when asked if he expected to miss any playing time.

"It probably won't get better until the offseason," he said. "I've just got to deal with the pain."

Johnson also announced that LHP Ross Detwiler will miss a second start and go on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained oblique muscle.

ANGELS: The team was unable to get into its dugout until about 90 minutes before the game because bees swarmed in. A beekeeper was summoned to solve the problem. … RH reliever Kelvin Jepsen, who missed 38 games with a right shoulder strain, was activated from the 15-day DL, and RHP Billy Buckner was designated for assignment.

D'BACKS: RHP Ian Kennedy will miss his start today after cutting his right index finger while doing the dishes. LHP Tyler Skaggs will be recalled from Triple-A Reno to replace him.

GIANTS: RHP Santiago Casilla is set to have surgery this week to remove a cyst from his right knee.

PHILLIES: RH reliever Mike Adams, on the DL since May 20 with a back strain, was activated, and RH reliever B.J. Rosenberg was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

RED SOX: RHP Clay Buchholz was scratched from tonight's start with an injury to his collarbone. RHP Alfredo Aceves will start in his place.

YANKEES: INF Kevin Youkilis, on the DL with a lumbar spine strain, could begin a minor-league rehab assignment Wednesday. … INF Eduardo Nunez, on the DL since May 6 with a rib cage injury, had a setback during batting practice Saturday and will be shut down.

Harper may get time off to heal 05/26/13 [Last modified: Sunday, May 26, 2013 10:36pm]
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