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Phillies place Bryce Harper on 10-day injured list

The Phillies will not have their superstar outfielder for at least the next week.

Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park on May 22, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Red Sox defeated the Phillies 4-3. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Monday afternoon that superstar outfielder Bryce Harper will be placed on the 10-day injured list with a forearm contusion. Harper missed the team’s last two games Sunday and Monday. To replace the veteran slugger on the 26-man roster, the Phillies reinstated speedy outfielder Roman Quinn off the 10-day injured list.

Harper has been dealing with a multitude of injures recently, which include a sore right shoulder. Since May 14, Harper is hitting 2-for-25 at the plate with 13 strikeouts and a walk. Phillies manager Joe Giraldi told reporters on Monday that he gave the veteran outfielder a day off because he felt like it.

According to Todd Zolecki of, Giraldi said that Harper did not say anything about his shoulder injury affecting him, despite struggling at the plate. This season, the 28-year-old is slashing .274/.395/.489 with 7 HRs and 13 RBI in 162 plate appearances.