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Harper misses opener vs. Cubs with ingrown toenail

Harper misses opener vs. Cubs with ingrown toenail

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.


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 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.