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MLB Daily Dish April 29: Bryce Harper, Randal Grichuk, Kolten Wong, Lucas Harrell

Each weekday morning, we'll provide you with a recap of everything you need to know transaction-wise from yesterday in the baseball world. Injuries, rumors, signings and more–you'll find them all right here.

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  • Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper will receive thumb surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament, according to ESPN's Keith Law. The surgery will sideline Harper until at least early July, a span of roughly two months. The Nationals, who are already without star players Doug Fister and Ryan Zimmerman, will have to make due in Harper's absence, which certainly puts the team in a tough spot in its quest for a playoff berth.

Roster Moves

  • The St. Louis Cardinals recalled Randal Grichuk and Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis, optioning second baseman Kolten Wong and right fielder Shane Robinson to Triple-A, the team announced. Grichuk, a 22-year-old outfielder who came over in the David Freese trade, was batting .310 with an .880 OPS at Memphis prior to his call-up. With Wong struggling at the plate and center fielder Peter Bourjos looking similarly lost at the plate, Grichuk's promotion looks like an attempt to inject some much-needed offense into the Cardinals lineup.