Sources: Harper to get surgery for broken thumb

by Daryn Albert - Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will have surgery to stabilize his broken left thumb, sources confirmed to ESPN. Harper, the reigning NL MVP, was injured when he was hit by a fastball Saturday.

Sources: Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper to have surgery on broken left thumb 12:57 PM ET ESPN Bryce Harper will undergo surgery to stabilize his broken left thumb, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. The Philadelphia Phillies outfielder was injured after being hit by a 97 mph fastball from Blake Snell in the fourth inning of Saturday night's win against the San Diego Padres . The Phillies announced Sunday that Harper will be out indefinitely with the injury and put him on the 10-day injured list. Editor's Picks Harper, the reigning National League MVP, is hitting .318 with 15 home runs, 48 RBIs and a .985 OPS this season in 64 games despite a small tear in the UCL of his right elbow that has prevented him from playing the outfield since April 16. He has tried to avoid season-ending Tommy John surgery with a platelet-rich plasma injection and rest. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.