Look: Bryce Harper Crushes Home Run In First Minor League Rehab At-Bat
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There's a reason Bryce Harper hasn't played in the minor leagues full time.
During his first rehab with the Triple-A Leigh Valley Ironpigs on Tuesday, the two-time NL MVP blasted a deep home run to center field.
Here's a look at the minor league homer:
The current plan for the Phillies superstar is to play five straight days with the Ironpigs, culminating in a rest day on Sunday.
He could return to the Major League lineup as soon as Monday when his team takes on the Diamondbacks in Arizona, according to NBC Sports' Rob Thomson.
Harper would serve as DH for the Ironpigs and Phillies upon his return.
He is still dealing with a small UCL tear in his throwing arm.
They have offensive skills Last weekend, Harper said he was feeling about 85-90 percent off.group people can create mismatches across the field, but can they deliver?
He feels that he should be able to work up to 100 percent during this minor league tenure.
"I don't want to come back and take a day off," he said.
"Once I'm back on a big league field, I want to come in and keep playing."