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Williams: Harper 'looks good' at outset of camp

VIERA, Fla. -- All Nationals players have reported to Florida, including outfielder Bryce Harper, according to manager Matt Williams.

Harper took batting practice without any problems on Tuesday. Last October, Harper underwent successful surgery to repair the bursa in his left knee. Harper hurt the knee on May 13, when he slammed into the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium.

Williams reiterated that Harper will be full-go when the team has its full workouts on Thursday.

"He looks good. He participated with everything today," Williams said. "We'll monitor him, of course. We'll see how he is tomorrow. He looks good, he is ready to go."

Williams isn't concerned that Harper came to camp bulked up. Harper explained to his new boss that he will gradually lose weight by the end of the season.

"I will never be worried about Bryce being in shape. That's for sure," Williams said.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats.
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