PHILADELPHIA — Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will miss the beginning of the 2023 season after he had reconstructive proper elbow surgical procedure on Wednesday.
The operation was carried out by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.
Harper is anticipated to return to Philadelphia’s lineup because the designated hitter by the All-Star break. He could possibly be again in proper subject by the top of the season, based on the crew.
The 30-year-old Harper suffered a small ulnar collateral ligament tear in his elbow in April. He final performed proper subject at Miami on April 16. He had a platelet-rich plasma injection in Might and shifted to designated hitter.
Harper met Nov. 14 with ElAttrache, who decided the tear didn’t heal by itself, necessitating surgical procedure.
Even with the elbow harm, Harper led the Phillies to their first World Sequence since 2009, the place they misplaced in six video games to Houston. He hit .349 with six homers and 13 RBIs in 17 postseason video games.
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In late June, Harper suffered a damaged thumb when he was hit by a pitch and was sidelined for 2 months. The 2-time NL MVP nonetheless hit .286 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs for the season.
Harper left Washington and signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies in 2019. A seven-time All-Star, Harper has 285 profession dwelling runs.
With Harper out, the Phillies might use Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber at designated hitter. J.T. Realmuto additionally might function the DH when he wants a break from his catching duties.