Bryce Harper has shoulder bruise

Updated: May 3, 2013, 2:31 AM ET
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ATLANTA -- Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper was in the lineup Thursday night against Atlanta after X-rays on his left shoulder were negative.

Harper went 0-for-4 with a walk in the team's 3-1 win.

Harper winced on a check swing in the sixth inning of Washington's 2-0 victory on Wednesday and soon left the game.

Harper said he was diagnosed with a bruise under his left shoulder blade. Washington manager Davey Johnson said Harper is taking medication to relieve ...

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