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Shot, brace for Harper's knee

DENVER — Nationals OF Bryce Harper received a cortisone injection in his swollen left knee and will wear a brace to ensure he rests the joint.

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Harper was given the shot after he visited noted orthopedist James Andrews on Monday in Pensacola. Trainer Lee Kuntz said Tuesday that Harper will rest the knee for a week.

Kuntz said that Andrews confirmed that Harper, who is on the 15-day disabled list, has patellar bursitis.

Harper was photographed with his knee wrapped and wearing a heavy brace, setting off Internet speculation that he had surgery. Kuntz reiterated that was not the case.

BOSOX ACE SIDELINED: Clay Buchholz's next start for the Red Sox will be pushed back by at least two days. The right-hander, 9-0 with a majors-best 1.71 ERA, left Saturday's game against the Angels with neck tightness.

FARMHAND SITS: The Cubs suspended Triple-A INF Ian Stewart without pay for an indefinite period after he criticized the organization on Twitter.

ANGELS: RHP Robert Coello went on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Former Rays RHP Dane De La Rosa was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake.

GIANTS: 3B Pablo Sandoval, the reigning World Series MVP, went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left foot. INF Nick Noonan was recalled from Triple-A Fresno.

MARINERS: C Mike Zunino, a former University of Florida standout and the third overall pick in the 2012 draft, was called up from Triple-A Tacoma.

PIRATES: LHP Wandy Rodriguez went on the 15-day disabled list because of tightness in his forearm.

Shot, brace for Harper's knee 06/11/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:07pm]
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