Phillies’ Bryce Harper has pins removed from left thumb, fracture considered healed

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

Bryce Harper is about to hit the accelerator on his return to the Phillies’ lineup. Harper had three pins removed from his broken left thumb Monday, 33 days after they were initially inserted. His doctors consider the fracture to be healed, and Harper will ramp up his physical activities before beginning a hitting progression. Last week, Harper declined again to provide a timeline for his return out of concern for overpromising and underdelivering. But with the removal of the pins, he cleared a major hurdle. ”With how I feel after I get the pins out, we’ll go as quickly as possible and try to …

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