PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Phillies will be without star rightfielder Bryce Harper for at least the next eight days. The Phillies on Tuesday placed Harper on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Sunday, with a left forearm contusion.
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The rightfielder got off to a fast start this season but hasn’t been the same since he was hit with a fastball in the head in St. Louis on April 18. In 24 games since Harper is hitting .267 with four home runs and six RBIs. He has especially been slumping of late, going 0 for 16 in his last four games.
The Phillies also reinstated outfielder Roman Quinn from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.
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The Phils face the Marlins Tuesday night in Miami. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m.