The team said they were keeping Harper out just as a precaution.
After getting hit by the pitch from Cardinals reliever Genesis Cabrera — with the ball deflecting off his face and hitting his wrist — Harper walked off the field on his own accord in the sixth inning with the game tied 3-3, displaying some blood on the left side of his nose. In a video posted to social media later that night, Harper said his CT scans “came back good.”
Also Friday, the Phillies placed shortstop Didi Gregorius on the COVID-related injury list and recalled catcher Rafael Marchan from the team’s alternate training site. Starting catcher J.T. Realmuto was dropped from Friday’s lineup vs. the Mets with no reason given.