Bryce Harper leaves game after fastball hits ankle

Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper swings at a pitch from Toronto Blue Jays Matt Shoemaker during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday

Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper swings at a pitch from Toronto Blue Jays Matt Shoemaker during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday

Initial X-rays were negative, the club said.

Harper briefly returned to the dugout and sat down for an at-bat, before getting up and walking with a bit of a limp back to the clubhouse at Spectrum Field.

Harper went down to the dirt Friday after being struck by a 96 miles per hour fastball from Toronto rookie Trent Thornton. "We're confident and we understand we have a good club on the field and we're confident that Bryce is going to be all right".

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When Harper dropped to the ground, team manager Gabe Kapler and a team trainer tended to Harper on the field, Philly.com reported. Harper is 0-4 with three walks and two strikeouts in eight plate appearances this Spring. However, Kapler spoke after the game stating per Meghan Montemurro that "We don't have reason for concern" at this time.

Harper's spring training got off to a late start due to the delay in him actually signing somewhere, and it remains to be seen if he'll miss more Grapefruit League action due to his injury.

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