ATLANTA (AP) - Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper was in the lineup Thursday night against Atlanta after X-rays on his left shoulder were negative.
Harper winced on a check swing in the sixth inning of Washington's 2-0 victory on Wednesday and soon left the game.
Harper said he was diagnosed with a bruise under his left shoulder blade. Washington manager Davey Johnson said Harper is taking medication to relieve swelling.
The 20-year star ranks among the top five in the National League in homers, batting average and assists.
Harper was originally hurt on Tuesday when he crashed into the wall trying to catch a home run hit by Braves pitcher Tim Hudson.
Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth returned to the lineup after missing two straight games with a strained right hamstring and a bruised left ankle.

Top MLB Public Bets

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Bautista re-signs, Blue Jays 30/1 Jose Bautista is heading back to Toronto on a one-year deal. What are the current odds of the Blue Jays to win the World Series?
Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages