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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) – Bryce Harper will return to the Phillies Spring Training lineup on Sunday against the New York Yankees. Harper will bat third as the designated hitter.

Harper sat out of Saturday’s game due to ankle soreness from the 96 MPH fastball he took to his right ankle on Friday afternoon.

When he was asked about dodging a major injury, he replied “I wish I would have dodged the ball.”

Bryce Harper Exits Spring Training Game After Taking 96 MPH Fastball To Right Ankle

Manager Gabe Kapler made it clear he had no concerns about Harper being ready for opening day on March 28 against the Atlanta Braves.

The Phil’s take on the Yankee’s at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida at 1:05 p.m.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)