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Nats fear Harper (thumb) could miss significant time

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Sources say the Nats are concerned with Bryce Harper beyond his DL stay.
   The Nationals fear wunderkind Bryce Harper may miss significantly longer than his 15-day disabled list stay because of a left thumb injury, sources say.
   While Washington back-dated the 15-day allotment in case he's ready in a couple of weeks, there is concern within the organization he could miss several weeks.
   The Post story mentioned Josh Hamilton's six-to-eight-week stay because of ligament damage in his thumb as possibly comparable.
   At the time Harper was concerned about a mild leg injury.

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