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Nats said to cool on looking for center fielder

WASHINGTON -- With the emergence of outfielder Bryce Harper, the Nationals most likely will not be looking for a center fielder after all, according to a baseball source.

The Nationals are going to give Harper every chance to establish himself at the position. Currently, Harper starts in center field when he faces left-handed pitching, and plays left field when he faces right-handed pitching.

If Harper works out in center field, the Nationals could spend their money elsewhere, the source said.

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WAS Full Game Coverage HINGTON -- With the emergence of outfielder Bryce Harper, the Nationals most likely will not be looking for a center fielder after all, according to a baseball source.

The Nationals are going to give Harper every chance to establish himself at the position. Currently, Harper starts in center field when he faces left-handed pitching, and plays left field when he faces right-handed pitching.

If Harper works out in center field, the Nationals could spend their money elsewhere, the source said.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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