Bryce Harper Placed on 10-Day IL by Phillies with Forearm Injury

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 25, 2021

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, right, strikes out swinging in front of Toronto Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
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Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper will miss at least some time because of a forearm injury. 

The team announced Tuesday that the right fielder has been placed on the 10-day injured list. The move is retroactive to Sunday, meaning he will be eligible to be activated on June 2. 

Phillies manager Joe Girardi told reporters Monday he was giving Harper a day of rest for their game against the Miami Marlins

"I went to bed last night, woke up this morning and I said, 'You know what? I'm going to give him another day,'" Girardi said, downplaying that Harper was dealing with an injury. "That's the reason."

Harper has been durable throughout his tenure with the Phillies. The six-time All-Star only missed seven games in the previous two seasons combined. He also missed seven games between April 29 and May 6 after being hit in the face by a pitch against St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Genesis Cabrera.

There was concern earlier this year when Harper was removed from a May 15 game against the Toronto Blue Jays with shoulder soreness

The Phillies have lost seven of their last nine games to fall to 23-25. Since getting off to a hot start this season, Harper was just 2-for-25 with zero extra-base hits and two RBI in seven games before being placed on the IL. 

Harper, J.T. Realmuto and Didi Gregorius are all currently on the 10-day injured list. 

Veteran utility man Brad Miller can take Harper's spot in the outfield.