Bryce Harper To Start Rehab Stint

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper will begin his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday at Class A Potomac, general manager Mike Rizzo confirmed.

Harper, who has been sidelined by a knee injury since May 26, said this past weekend that he expected to start the rehab assignment Wednesday at the earliest.

But the 20-year-old outfielder has looked impressive during on-field batting practice each of the past two days, prompting Rizzo and the Nationals to move up his rehab date.