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Harper misses opener vs. Cubs with ingrown toenail

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WASHINGTON -- Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper did not play in Friday's game against the Cubs because of an ingrown toenail in his right foot.

According to manager Davey Johnson, the doctor "took a big chunk out of his toe." Johnson believes Harper will miss one game and play Saturday.

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Harper played with the ingrown toenail over the last three days, and it became infected. In the last two games against the Tigers, Harper went 1-for 7 with a home run and two RBIs, but he didn't have any problems in the outfield, making some spectacular catches in right.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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