Bryce Harper
Bryce Harper made his return to the baseball field on Friday, participating in a scrimmage at the Carpenter Complex. Over 3½ innings, he had seven plate appearances, showing a mix of performance from striking out to hitting a homer, drawing walks, and making solid contact. He even managed to hustle down the line to beat out a chopper to third base. 
 
Harper reported that his back felt fine after the workout, which is reassuring with Opening Day approaching. 
 
Next up for Harper is a stint at first base in Tampa against the Yankees, where he'll face tough lefty Carlos Rodón on Saturday. His main focus remains on getting his swing up to speed before facing Braves' ace Spencer Strider on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park. 
 
In other Phillies news, Trea Turner hyperextended his left elbow during a Grapefruit League game against the Tigers when his backswing hit Detroit catcher Jake Rogers. Despite the setback, Turner completed six innings and is expected to rest on Saturday. 
 
Additionally, the Phillies made some roster adjustments, including optioning utility man Weston Wilson to triple-A and reassigning pitcher David Buchanan, catchers Cam Gallagher and Aramis Garcia, outfielders Jordan Luplow, David Dahl, and Cal Stevenson, along with utility man Scott Kingery.

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