HOUSTON — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper had surgery on his injured left thumb on Tuesday and will be out for an extended period of time.
Manager Matt Williams would not commit to a time frame, but said “that time frame is out there” after reports Monday that he would be out until at least July.
“The doctor reported that everything went fine, and we got a little message from Bryce about getting back and taking BP post-surgery,” Williams joked.
“It went fine, we’ll have to see how long it takes ... we expect him to heal fast. Given his history, he has healed pretty fast. We are optimistic about it, but we’re not really sure how long it is going to take.”
The two-time All-Star was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with what was then called a sprained left thumb.