Harper placed on DL with sprained thumb
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Star outfielder Bryce Harper was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Washington Nationals on Sunday with a sprained left thumb.
Harper hurt his hand with a head-first slide into third base Friday night after hitting a third-inning, bases-loaded triple in Washington's 11-1 victory.
You slide into the bag and sometimes you get your fingers,'' Harper said.
Harper will fly to Cleveland on Monday to see prominent hand specialist Thomas Graham for a second opinion.
Harper joins starting catcher Wilson Ramos and starting third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list, both with hand injuries.