Bryce Harper hit by pitch, limps off field

Bryce Harper

Philadelphia Phillies fans watched in horror Friday afternoon as the new face of the franchise crumbled to the ground in pain after being hit by a pitch in a game against the Blue Jays.

"Bryce has a right foot contusion", Kapler said after a 3-2 win over Toronto.

After exchanging a few words with Thornton, Harper walked slowly off the field and back into the Phillies dugout.

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Harper went down to the dirt Friday after being struck by a 96 miles per hour fastball from Toronto rookie Trent Thornton. He proceeded to limp off the field with the help of a member of the team's training staff. Phillies Manager Gabe Kapler says the team has no major concerns about the injury.

Friday was only Harper's fourth spring training game of the season.

The six-time All-Star, who the Phillies signed to a 13-year/$330 million contract earlier this month, will have an X-Ray on his ankle. Harper is 0-4 with three walks and two strikeouts in eight plate appearances this Spring.

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