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Phillies Slugger Harper Won't Play Right Field for 6 Weeks

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper celebrates his solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper celebrates his solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Philadelphia (AP) -- Bryce Harper sat out a third straight game as he recovers from a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow and the Phillies slugger may not play right field again until late July.

The reigning NL MVP, Harper said he was hopeful of returning at some point in the Philadelphia's three-game series against the Padres. He did not play in Tuesday's 3-0 loss. The Phillies and Padres wrap the series Thursday afternoon.