Phillies' Harper Has Broken Thumb After Being Hit by Pitch

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper has a damaged left thumb

after being hit by way of a 97-mph fastball from Blake Snell inside

the fourth inning in opposition to the San Diego Padres.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper

has a broken left thumb after being hit via a 97-mph fastball from Blake Snell

in the fourth inning Saturday night time towards the San Diego Padres.

The group announced the reigning NL MVP can be out indefinitely.

He will undergo similarly evaluation inside the following few days.

Harper checked his swing because the pitch from Snell rode inner

and excessive closer to his shoulder before hitting him on the outdoor of the left hand.

Harper right away fell to the floor and turned into in visible ache

as he held his hand while on his knees for several mins with

Phillies head instructor Paul Buchheit getting to him.

Phillies preferred supervisor Dave Dombrowski,

who traveled with the crew on the road trip,

stated it became too early to decide if surgical operation will be wanted.

He brought he wasn't sure what kind of fracture Harper

had or wherein on his thumb the injury happened.