Nationals reinstate OF Bryce Harper from the disabled list, missed 59 games with thumb injury

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have reinstated Bryce Harper from the 15-day disabled list after the star outfielder missed 59 games because of a torn ligament in his left thumb.

The team made the move before Monday night's game against Colorado. It was Bryce Harper bobblehead night at Nationals Park.

To make room for Harper, the Nationals optioned left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse.

The 21-year-old Harper was hitting .289 with one home run and nine RBIs in 22 games before getting hurt. He played five rehabilitation games in the minors and hit .643, including three homers in a Double-A game over the weekend.

Cedeno pitched in one game during his third stint in the majors this season. He threw a scoreless inning on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs.

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