clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Nationals Spring Training 2012: Bryce Harper Sent To Class AAA Syracuse, According To Report

It appears the ongoing spring training question of whether Washington Nationals uber prospect Bryce Harper will make the big league team out of camp or not has been answered. Via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post:

As Kilgore notes, Harper will being the season with Class AAA affiliate Syracuse. In his last five spring training games, Harper struggled mightily, batting three for 17 with nine strikeouts, most likely making the decision to place him in the minors much easier on Mike Rizzo and the ball club. In nine total spring games, Harper was eight for 28 with two doubles, two walks and 11 strikeouts. All that being said, don't be surprised to see the hitting phenom in a Nationals uniform by June.

For more on the Nationals, check out Federal Baseball. For the latest news from around Spring Training, check out SB Nation's MLB hub, Baseball Nation.