Outfielder Bryce Harper, the top Washington Nationals prospect and perhaps the top offensive prospect in all of baseball, had to be carried off the field Thursday night after sustaining a hamstring injury while running the bases in the eighth inning of a Harrisburg Senators game in Akron, Ohio.
Harper was rounding second base after smacking a double against the Akron Aeros when he went down. He was unable to put any weight on his leg and had to be carried off the field by a trainer and Harrisburg manager Tony Beasley. It was unknown if Harper would be taken to the hospital, but the injury will be reevaluated on Friday.
With two weeks left in the minor league season it is completely possible the Nationals shutdown the valuable right fielder for the rest of the season.
Harper was hitting .297 with 17 homers and 58 RBIs this season across Single and Double-A levels, and he is hitting .256 since joining the Eastern League.