Bryce Harper out after suffering a broken left thumb

By Karan Maur Date: 27 June, 2022

After suffering a broken left thumb, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper is out indefinitely.

The 97 mph fastball from Blake Snell hit Harper in the fourth inning of the Phillies' game against the San Diego Padres.

The reigning National League MVP will have a follow-up evaluation in the next few days.

Harper took a big swing, but the pitch from Snell rode inside and high, hitting him on the outside of the left hand.

On Sunday, Harper was placed on the 10-day injured list and Mickey Moniak was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his place.

Only a few games last year, Harper missed when he was hit by a fastball in the face from St. Louis' Genesis Cabrera.

"Dave Dombrowski, the Phillies' general manager, said Saturday that it was too early to determine whether surgery will be needed," while traveling with the team on their road trip.

He added that he wasn't sure what type of fracture Harper had or where on his left thumb the injury occurred.

Bryce Harper's shouting at Snell caused many fans at Petco Park to start booing.

Bryce Harper then appeared to cool down and say, "I know, I know," to Snell, acknowledging that the pitcher didn't mean to hit him with the pitch.