Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper (31) is showing signs of rapid recovery. It is said that he is already swinging.
Philadelphia President Dave Dombrowski announced Harper’s rehabilitation at a press conference on the 24th (Korean time).
After being drafted by Washington with the first pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft, Harper has emerged as a superstar. He has won the Rookie of the Year award since his major league debut in 2012, and was also named the National League MVP in 2015.
Since moving to Philadelphia in 2019, I have not had a relationship with fall baseball.
But this year was different. He made it to the postseason in four years and led the team to the World Series. Although he fell to Houston in the World Series with a record of 2 wins and 4 losses, Harper’s performance was amazing. In 17 postseason games, Harper played an active role with a batting average of 0.349, 6 homers, 13 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.160.
In fact, Harper struggled with injuries during last year’s season. He came through the season receiving injection treatment for a damaged medial collateral ligament in his right elbow. Harper, who struggled with his throwing motion, had to play as a designated hitter rather than an outfielder. Fortunately, from the 2022 season, the designated hitter system was applied to the National League, so Harper was able to step out. In June, he even fractured his left thumb.
Nevertheless, Harper played in 99 games last year, posting a batting average of 0.286, 18 homers, 65 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.877. He has a batting average of 0.280 (1379 hits in 4927 at-bats), 285 home runs, 817 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.913 in 1382 major league games. 슬롯사이트
Ultimately, Harper decided to have surgery after the season. He is currently in rehabilitation after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Fortunately, unlike pitchers, the recovery period for hitters after Tommy John surgery is short. Shohei Ohtani (28, LA Angels) returned as a designated hitter in May 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in October 2018. Harper can also return within the 2023 season.
According to Dombrowski, Harper has recovered to the point where he is now swinging at home in Las Vegas. He aims to enter camp on the 8th or 9th of next month.
“Harper’s speed of recovery is good,” said Philadelphia owner Dave Dombrowski.