The Nationals’ disappointing season makes it very easy to overlook the fact that Bryce Harper just had one of the best seasons by a 20-year-old in baseball history. He did most of it while dealing with nagging (and self-inflicted) injuries as well, thanks mostly to his penchant for running into outfield walls.
Despite talk that he will need offseason surgery to clean up his left knee, Harper told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that he doesn’t anticipate going under the knife this winter.
Harper said he plans to go home to Las Vegas and “take that month off and clear my head and not worry about anything” now that the season is over. Once he has had his rest, he plans to hit the weight room and begin his offseason training program so he can show up to spring training “as big as a house.”
Source: Mike Axisa, CBS Sports Harper Doesn't Want Surgery, He Wants To Improve by Charles Mager