Say that's not the case.
Bryce Harper, the Philadelphia PhilliesA new $ 330-million slug ripped off Friday after being hit in the right ankle by a 96-mph fastball during a spring training match in Clearwater, Fla.
That happened in the sixth inning, after the throwing of Toronto Blue Jays rookie pitcher Trent Thorton. Harper fell to the ground, squeezed his injured ankle and rolled in pain, according to a report.
The Phillies have diagnosed Stephen Harper with a "right foot contusion" after a 3-2 victory over Toronto's Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Harper was controlled by a coach and quickly headed to the clubhouse. The initial x-rays were negative, said the club. Harper then left the stadium for more detailed x-rays.
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said his team was not too worried about the injury.
"Bryce has a bruise on his right foot," said Kapler. "For the moment, we have no major reason to worry, but we obviously want to go inside and have a look first."
"It's very scary considering where we are at the camp," he said. "We are confident and understand that we have a good club on the field and we are confident that Bryce will be fine."
Harper was playing his fourth exhibition game since the signing of a record $ 330 million, 13-year contract. Until now, it is 0 for 5 to 10 appearances on plate.
Harper had hoped to play three consecutive games from Friday.
"I think it's a bit premature to speculate on lost bats or anything like that," Kapler said. "First of all, we probably have to go inside and meet our medical team and discuss it, but again, not too worried for the moment."
Associated Press contributed to this report.