Philies' Bryce Harper leaves spring training game after being hit by pitch on ankle – CBS Sports

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Philies' Bryce Harper leaves spring training game after being hit by pitch on ankle - CBS Sports

Bryce Harper has been playing in spring training for less than a week after signing a 13-year deal worth $330 million with the Philadelphia Phillies, yet on Friday he provided his new club with a scare.

Harper exited an exhibition game against the Toronto Blue Jays after being hit by a pitch on the right ankle by reliever Trent Thornton. Here’s a look at the sequence, with Harper requiring some time before getting up:

After the game, manager Gabe Kapler confirmed Harper suffered a bruise, but the team doesn’t have reason to believe it’s anything more serious:

Harper has a right foot contusion, Kapler says. Harper is going to get an X-ray, but as of right now, “We don’t have reason for major concern,” Kapler said. #Phillies

— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) March 15, 2019

He is, however, up and walking around the Phillies dugout.

— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) March 15, 2019

Harper has less than two weeks to get heal up before Opening Day. The Phillies begin the regular season on the 28th against the Atlanta Braves.

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