Apr 23, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) leads off first base during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Nationals Park. Washington Nationals defeated Los Angeles Angels 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper to miss two months?

The Washington Nationals are in third place in the National League East, only four games out of first place. Atlanta Braves currently hold the top spot in the division with a 17-7 record.

Washington’s race to the top of the division will take a huge blow as it was revealed that outfielder Bryce Harper may end up missing up to two months due to thumb surgery according to ESPN’s Keith Law. This isn’t the first time the Nationals have had to place a player on the disabled list for more than 15 days.

Harper will undergo surgery tomorrow on his left thumb and is expected to be out until early July. I wouldn’t be surprised if Harper is still voted into player the Summer Classic. He injured his thumb while sliding into third base against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

The joys of base running. Washington is currently without Wilson Ramos who is on the disabled list after he underwent surgery to repair the hamate bone in his left wrist. Ryan Zimmerman is shelved until the end of May, while Denard Span has already missed a handful of games.

Right-handed pitcher Doug Fister is battling his way back from the disabled list.

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