Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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MLB injury roundup: Bryce Harper back in action; David Wright nearing return

The Washington Nationals are hanging around in the National League Wild Card race and they'll receive a boost for their pursuit of the postseason from the return of outfielder Bryce Harper, who hit clean-up on Wednesday after missing five games this month while nursing a hip injury.

Despite Harper's absence, the Nationals entered Wednesday 7-2 in September and are within five games of the Cincinnati Reds, who hold the NL's final Wild Card spot, in the loss column.

Harper has posted a .273/.377/.504 line in 2013, good for a 141 OPS+. He went 1 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts in the Nats' 3-0 victory over the New York Mets.

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