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Harper's agent entreats MLB to ensure bases aren't hazardous in bad weather

August 13, 2017 7:44 PM
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A day after Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper injured his left knee while slipping on a wet first base bag, agent Scott Boras said Major League Baseball needs to take steps to ensure that wet, slick bases aren't a safety hazard for players during periods of inclement weather.

Harper stumbled over the bag in the first inning of Washington's 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. He avoided any ligament or tendon tears, but general manager Mike Rizzo said he suffered a "significant bone bruise'' that will keep him out an undisclosed amount of time.

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