The Washington Nationals are fighting to stay alive in the NL East division and currently have a 21-27 record on the season. Well, it doesn't seem to be getting any better as the team got some crushing news that reliever Will Harris is likely going to miss the rest of the season.
Will Harris Injury Update
Nationals manager Dave Martinez told reporters that Harris is suffering from Thoracic outlet syndrome after experiencing swelling in his hand throughout the season. He has opted to undergo surgery on Friday, which will likely cause him to be out for the rest of the 2020 season.
The Nationals will likely provide an official timeline for Harris in the coming days, with a move to the 60-day injured list almost certain.
It's never good to lose a reliable reliever in the bullpen in the middle of a season. Harris is in his second year in Washington and has posted a 4.56 ERA during that span. The 36-year-old veteran hurler has also struck out 30 batters in 23.2 innings pitched since the start of the 2020 season.
Washington currently has the 13th-best bullpen ERA in the MLB (3.90), but that could take a hit without Harris around. The Nationals are long shots to make the MLB playoffs and have odds set at +1300 odds to win the NL East, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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