ShareThis Page
MLB notebook: Nationals star Harper expected back Friday |

MLB notebook: Nationals star Harper expected back Friday

| Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:24 p.m

• The Nationals hope to have injured outfielder Bryce Harper back in the lineup Friday in Atlanta.Harper sat out for the fourth straight game Thursday with a left knee injury.

• The Royals hired Hall-of-Famer George Brett, 60, as their interim hitting coach, the club announced. Previous hitting coaches Jack Maloof and Andre David were reassigned to the minor leagues while Pedro Grifol will become a special assignment coach.

• Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will back off his rehab from a strained hamstring because of sore knees and there is no timetable for his return. Stanton went on the disabled list April 30. Manager Mike Redmond said Stanton could play catch and hit but will not be able to run.

• The Dodgers placed slumping center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list because of a right hamstring strain. The Dodgers recalled catcher Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque.

• Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese will miss at least one turn in the starting rotation because of a shoulder tendinitis. Shortstop Ruben Tejada will be out at least two weeks with a strained right quadriceps.

• The Yankees plan to activate Andy Pettitte from the disabled list Monday and start the left-hander that night against the Indians. Pettitte hurt his trapezius muscle, near his pitching shoulder.

• The Twins’ Trevor Plouffe was placed on the disabled list with a strained his left calf.

— AP

Categories: MLB
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.