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Nationals' Johnson to talk to Harper

Saturday - 8/31/2013, 9:20pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington manager Davey Johnson says he plans to talk to Bryce Harper after the outfielder failed to run out a ground ball to second during Friday night's 3-2 loss to the Mets.

Johnson also says Harper's health could be a factor, and the 2010 No. 1 overall draft pick could have offseason left knee surgery.

With two out in the eighth inning Friday night and runners on first and second, Harper hit a grounder to second on a 3-1 pitch. Daniel Murphy bobbled the ball but was able to take his time on the play because Harper didn't hustle over to first.

Johnson made his remarks before Saturday night's game against New York.


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