CLEARWATER, Fla. (FOX 29) - Philadelphia Phillies newest slugger, Bryce Harper, exited Friday's spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays after he was hit in the right foot by a 96 mph fastball in the 6th inning.
Bryce Harper gets drilled by a 96 mph fastball on his right ankle and he drops to the ground, rolling in pain. He limps off the field. #Phillies— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) March 15, 2019
Harper writhed around on the ground in pain for several seconds, but was eventually able to walk off the field unassisted with a pronounced limp.
After the game, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Harper suffered a right foot contusion and perliminary x-rays were negative.
Gabe Kapler says Harper has a right foot bone contusion....preliminary x-rays negative. @FOX29philly— Tom Sredenschek (@SrederFox29) March 15, 2019
Harper finished the day 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a groundout.
Friday was only Harper's fourth spring training game of the season. He is hitless in five at-bats so far this spring.