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A 96-mph fastball gave Phillie's fans a few rough moments Friday afternoon when it struck newly acquired outfielder Bryce Harper, fresh off signing a record $330 million contract, in the ankle.More news: Raiders release Nelson after 1 season
Harper was hit in the ankle on a 2-0 pitch by Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton in the bottom of the sixth inning. Harper immediately dropped to the ground wincing in pain and walked to the clubhouse. The 26-year-old slugger had made his spring training debut in a game with the Phillies last Saturday, and was playing right field for the first time in a Philly uniform Friday.More news: Chicago Bears sign Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: Grade, reaction and more
After the game, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Harper suffered a right foot contusion and perliminary x-rays were negative. He limped off the field and was replaced by pinch runner Shane Robinson. "Not overly concerned right now", Kapler said.
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