Phillies' Bryce Harper to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper (3) before the Major League Baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies on September 15, 2021 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by

Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

The NL MVP hasn’t played since breaking his left thumb on June 25. Lehigh Valley is hosting Gwinnett for a six-game series, and Harper is expected to play there through Saturday, take Sunday off and possibly return to the Philadelphia lineup on Monday when the Phillies begin a series at Arizona.

The Phillies are 28-20 without Harper. He is batting .318 with 15 homers and 48 RBIs in 64 games.