One of the most intriguing Washington Nationals storylines heading into 2012 Spring Training was how top prospect Bryce Harper would fare. There was rampant speculation that the polarizing phenom might be able to force himself into the Opening Day lineup with an enormous spring.
Now it appears that, although Harper may indeed make it to the Major Leagues during the 2012 season, he won't be on the team on Opening Day.
The official Washington Nationals PR Twitter feed announced on Sunday that Harper was one of three players cut from the Spring Training roster and reassigned to AAA Syracuse.
We will definitely be seeing Harper's formidable bat and questionable personality in the majors sooner or later, but barring some catastrophe, it appears we will have to wait at least a little longer.
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