Bryce Harper hit by pitch, limps off field

Phillies fans attack Blue Jays pitcher on Twitter after he hit Bryce Harper

The Philadelphia Phillies are in a midst of a scare with their newest star.

New Phillies star Bryce Harper sustained a bruised right foot when he was hit by a pitch during a spring training game Friday, but manager Gabe Kapler said the team wasn't overly anxious about the injury.

Harper was hit in the ankle on a 2-0 pitch by Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton in the bottom of the sixth inning. Harper fell to the ground in pain before slowly limping off the diamond and making his way to the dugout. He proceeded to limp off the field with the help of a member of the team's training staff.

After the game, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Harper suffered a right foot contusion and perliminary x-rays were negative. The right-fielder was supposed to play in Spring Training games on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, but that seems unlikely now. "Not overly concerned right now", Kapler said.

Harper agreed to a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Phillies just over two weeks ago.



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