|Bats / Throws||Left / Right|
|Date of Birth||10/16/1992|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 215 lbs|
|From||Las Vegas, NV|
|Drafted||2010 - Rd 1|
Harper went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Red Sox.
The 26-year-old is enjoying a power surge in August, slashing .264/.376/.653 through 19 games with nine homers and 20 RBI. It's debatable whether Harper's been worth the $30 million he's being paid this season, but at least he's getting hot at the right time as the Phillies battle for a playoff spot.
Harper (illness) is starting in right field and hitting third Tuesday in Boston.
He left Sunday's game due to dehydration, so it's not surprising that he's able to take the field for the first of a two-game interleague series after Monday's off day. Harper is hitting .266 with eight home runs and two steals in 17 games this month.
The Phillies relayed that Harper's removal from Sunday's game against the Padres was the result of dehydration, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Harper went 1-for-1 with a single, a walk and a run scored before he was replaced by Adam Haseley in the top of the sixth inning. After an off day Monday, Harper should be ready to go when the Phillies resume play Tuesday against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Harper exited Sunday's game against the Padres in the sixth inning with an undisclosed injury, Bob Brookover of The Philadephia Inquirer reports.
Per Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the trainer was talking to manager Gabe Kapler in the dugout, so it seems injury-related. Adam Haseley replaced Harper in right field.
Harper went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and two runs scored Friday night against the Padres.
Harper gave the Phillies some breathing room in the sixth inning with a three-run blast over the wall in left. He's now left the yard in back-to-back contests, as he also cranked a game-winning grand slam in Thursday's series finale against the Cubs. Harper will aim to stay hot heading into the final two contests of the series.