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NL East Notes: Harper, Vizciano, Heyward, Marlins are Stylish

Some notes from around the NL East for the late morning.

  • Jon Heyman tweets that top prospect Bryce Harper may start the season in AAA after all, despite his manager's wishes to start him in right field.
  • "Despite daveys desires, strong speculation is bryce harper will begin season in minors, w/ mid-year callup hoped for. #nats"

  • Speaking of Harper, the outfielder is still nursing a sore left calf that has kept him out of action since Thursday, but is expected to return Sunday or Monday.
  • The Braves starting pitching depth took a hit this week when prospect Arodys Vizcaino was diagnosed with elbow inflammation after undergoing an MRI.
  • David O'Brien tweets that Jason Heyward may get a few starts in center field so that the Braves can save a roster spot.
  • "#Braves want to see if Heyward is viable option in CF to get thru a game or 2, so might not have to carry a specific backup CF."

  • The Mets are reporting that two more injuries have hit their already depleted team.
  • "Injury Updates: Tim Byrdak has a sore left knee and Kirk Nieuwenhuis has an injury to his right oblique."