Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper was the designated hitter for Monday's game against Washington, a day after leaving a game with lower back stiffness. Harper exited Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue after he struck out with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. The Phillies right fielder took a slow walk in the dugout toward the clubhouse and signaled to manager Joe Girardi he was done for the day.
Bryce Harper will DH for the Phillies on Monday, while J.T. Realmuto remains sidelined. By Jim Salisbury
With the postseason around the corner, the whole dilemma between Happ, the Yankees and the vesting option isn’t a story for October baseball. That’s why Happ should be in the starting rotation plans for good once the regular season is over.