{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Harris scratched due to ailing right knee

Harris scratched due to ailing right knee

|
WASHINGTON -- Nationals outfielder Willie Harris was scheduled to start against the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon, but he was scratched from the lineup because of a sore and swollen right knee.

After Saturday's game, in which he made two great catches, Harris had an MRI on the knee, which revealed inflammation. The Nationals hope he can play against the Cubs in Chicago on Monday.

Harris originally hurt the knee on April 10 against the Mets. In the ninth inning of that game, he made a great diving catch to end the game, securing a 4-3 victory for the Nats. It turned out that his spikes were caught on the ground when he made the catch. He didn't feel pain in the knee until the next morning.

Harris never complained and continued to play until manager Jim Riggleman decided to give Harris the day off on Sunday.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español