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.
The Phillies have placed Bryce Harper on the 10-day IL with a forearm contusion after he missed games on Sunday and Monday.— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) May 25, 2021
Manager Joe Girardi said he withheld information about Harper's health because he believed it was a competitive advantage. pic.twitter.com/fQFJnEf3o7
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 MLB.com, 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.