And the ferris wheel turns and turns like it ain’t ever gonna stop
And the circus boss leans over, whispers into the little boy’s ear “Hey son, you want to try the big top?”
All aboard, Nebraska’s our next stop.
Bruce Springsteen, Wild Billy’s Circus Song
Skip Nebraska, tonight the circus rolls into City Island as Nationals’ über-prospect Bryce Harper will find his name penciled into the Senators’ lineup for the first time. Earlier today, the organization announced that Harper will bring his talents to Harrisburg as he was promoted from Hagerstown where he batted .318 with 14 home runs, 46 runs batted in, and 19 stolen bases. MASN Sports’ Ben Goessling is reporting that Harper will play primarily in left field for the Senators.
Also, from Goessling’s post comes this quote from GM Mike Rizzo concerning Harper’s promotion.
“This is a developmental issue. We’re happy that he progressed as much as he did in that league and showed us that he could handle top-flight velocity and breaking pitches and that type of thing. We feel he’s ready to take the next step. This was a plan I had in my mind for a long, long time.”
No corresponding move has been made yet to adhere the Senators’ active roster to the 24 player limit.