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June 8, 2021 11:16 PM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Recalled from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals recalled Harper from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Harper will fill the roster spot of Austin Voth (nose), whom the Nationals placed on the injured list Tuesday. Harper has impressed in Triple-A this season, appearing in relief 11 times and posting a 2.81 ERA with 21 strikeouts across 16 innings. Harper also made two appearances with the Nationals in April, allowing one run in three innings.

April 20, 2021 03:20 PM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Demoted to alt site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals optioned Harper to their alternate training site Tuesday.

Washington will swap Harper out of the bullpen for a fresh arm in Steven Fuentes, who was recalled from the alternate site in a corresponding move. Harper appeared in both of the Nationals' last two games, giving up one run across three innings.

April 18, 2021 11:48 AM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Moves up to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals recalled Harper from their alternate site Sunday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Harper will fill the opening in the Washington bullpen vacated by Wander Suero (oblique), who was placed on the 10-day injured list. The 32-year-old right-hander previously appeared in 23 games for the Nationals in 2020, logging a 7.61 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 23.2 innings.

April 9, 2021 02:48 PM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Sent to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper was optioned to the Nationals' taxi squad Friday.

The right-hander didn't make an appearance during the opening series of the season and will now shift to Washington's taxi squad. Closer Brad Hand (COVID-19 protocols) was activated in a corresponding move.

April 6, 2021 12:52 PM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Called up for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals recalled Harper from Triple-A Rochester ahead of Tuesday's season opener versus Atlanta, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

Washington called up Harper, Kyle McGowin and Sam Clay to provide some extra depth in the bullpen with Will Harris (hand) and Brad Hand (COVID-19 protocols) both opening the season on the injured list. Though Hand was set to serve as the Nationals' closer and Harris was in line for a setup role, Harper isn't expected to see much high-leverage work during his time on the active roster. He made 23 appearances for Washington in 2020, posting a 7.61 ERA over 23.2 innings.

March 24, 2021 06:04 PM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Jessica Camerato of reports.

The 31-year-old performed well during spring training with two runs allowed and a 10:2 K:BB over 6.1 innings, but it wasn't enough to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster. Harper still figures to be in the mix throughout 2021 as Washington shuffles its bullpen pieces.

August 15, 2020 10:16 PM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Recalled Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper was recalled to the Nationals' 28-man roster Saturday after Stephen Strasburg (hand) was put on the 10-day injured list, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

Harper has been up and down a lot in the last couple of days, and he was brought back up after the Nats learned that they would have to put Strasburg on the IL. The 31-year-old right-hander will head back to the bullpen, where he's posted an 8.10 ERA with a 3:1 K:BB in 10 innings so far this season.

August 15, 2020 05:40 PM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Serving as 29th man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper will serve as the Nationals' 29th man against the Orioles on Friday.

Harper was optioned to the team's alternate training site earlier in the day, but he'll remain in the bullpen for Friday's originally scheduled game. He'll head to alternate camp afterward.

August 15, 2020 04:40 PM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Sent to alternate training site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper was optioned to the Nationals' alternate training site Friday, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

It's unclear if the 31-year-old will remain with the team as the 29th man for Friday's "doubleheader" of a suspended game and originally scheduled game, but he's at least ticketed for the alternate site afterwards. Harper has allowed eight runs over eight innings with an 11:4 K:BB and is likely to rejoin the big-league club later in the season.

August 1, 2020 09:24 AM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Collects first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper (1-0) picked up the win in Thursday's victory over the Blue Jays, allowing one hit and striking out one over 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.

The right-hander was the first pitcher out of the bullpen after Erick Fedde hit his pitch limit, and Harper inherited a fairly comfortable 5-2 lead. The 31-year-old has been one of the Nats' most effective relievers in the early going, posting a 0.00 ERA and 6:1 K:BB in five innings over four appearances, but his reliance on off-speed stuff rather than plus velocity makes it unlikely Harper will work his way into the kind of high-leverage role that would give him fantasy appeal in most formats.

July 26, 2020 09:56 PM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Impressive outing Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper gave up one hit and struck out four over two scoreless innings of relief during Saturday's win over the Yankees.

He was able to ring up big names like Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres despite his usual lack of velocity, as Harper didn't break 90 mph with his fastball once the outing. The 31-year-old has a chance to carve out a fairly significant role in the Nats' bullpen while more established arms like Wander Suero (undisclosed) remain on the IL, but Harper's skill at keeping hitters off-balance with breaking stuff may be more effective in the early part of the 2020 schedule before opposition batters get their timing back.

March 24, 2020 04:00 PM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Still in hunt for bullpen spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper posted a 4.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 5:1 K:BB through six innings this spring.

The right-hander wasn't dominant, but he was solid enough in camp to stay in the mix for one of the last spots in the Nats' bullpen. Whether Harper is on the initial 26-man roster could end up depending on the shape of the regular-season schedule and whether the club feels the need to carry an extra long reliever/swingman to support the back of the rotation, or if it wants to stock up on middle-relief options like Harper.

January 30, 2020 02:08 PM
Nationals' Ryne Harper: Traded to Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper was sent from the Twins to the Nationals in exchange for Hunter McMahon on Wednesday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

Harper was designated for assignment Friday despite posting a 3.81 ERA in his rookie season last year. He'll compete for a middle-relief spot in the bullpen for the defending champions.

January 24, 2020 06:04 PM
Twins' Ryne Harper: Dropped from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper was designated for assignment Friday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Harper was the roster casualty that allowed the Twins to make the Josh Donaldson signing official. The reliever recorded a solid 3.81 ERA in 54.1 innings as a 30-year-old rookie last season, combining a 22.2 percent strikeout rate with a 4.4 percent walk rate.

September 3, 2019 11:36 AM
Twins' Ryne Harper: Called up for stretch run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper was recalled by the Twins on Tuesday.

Harper made his big-league debut at age 30 this season and spent nearly the entire year in the majors, recording a 3.65 ERA in 49.1 innings before being briefly sent down in late August. He'll serve as extra bullpen depth for the Twins down the stretch.

August 24, 2019 03:32 PM
Twins' Ryne Harper: Demoted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Cody Stashak was called up in a corresponding move. Harper has struggled recently, allowing five earned runs and posting a 2.73 WHIP across 3.2 innings over his last five appearances, though the 30-year-old right hander owns a 3.65 ERA and 45:9 K:BB in 56 major-league games.

May 29, 2019 12:04 AM
Twins' Ryne Harper: Collects first career save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper recorded the final out of Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Brewers to pick up his first save of the season.

After Blake Parker worked the eighth inning and gave up a two-run homer to Keston Hiura to create a save situation, Taylor Rogers got the nod to begin the ninth but served up a home run of his own to Yasmani Grandal, and manager Rocco Baldelli decided Harper was his best option to close things out. The save was the first of the 30-year-old's career, but he's pitched well enough this season to potentially earn a spot in Minnesota's late-inning committee, posting a 1.61 ERA and 20:5 K:BB through 22.1 innings.

April 27, 2019 03:52 PM
Twins' Ryne Harper: Continues strong April
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper threw a scoreless inning in Friday's win over Baltimore to lower his ERA to 2.45.

Harper only averages 88.9 mph with his fastball, but his arsenal of off-speed pitches has been keeping hitters off balance. He's becoming a steady presence for the Twins in middle relief but would need to improve on his strikeout rate (6.5 K/9) to find more regular high-leverage opportunities.

March 27, 2019 06:52 PM
Twins' Ryne Harper: Officially added to roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper's contract was selected by the Twins on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of reports.

As expected, Harper will open the season with the big club after putting together an impressive spring (0.84 WHIP and 14:0 K:BB in 11 scoreless innings). The 30-year-old will likely open the season in a middle-relief role, though that could change if he carries his success from spring into the regular season.

March 25, 2019 05:00 PM
Twins' Ryne Harper: Will break camp with Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Harper will be on the Twins' Opening Day roster, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

The Twins have yet to officially place him on the roster, but manager Rocco Baldelli confirmed he'd be on the team Monday. The 29-year-old posted a mediocre 3.60 ERA but an excellent 1.66 FIP across the two highest levels of the minors last season, striking out 32.7 percent of opposing hitters while walking just 3.8 percent.

Last 7 Games
06/12vs SFL 1-20.20000
06/11vs SFL 0-12.00002
06/08@ TBL 1-31.10011
04/19vs STLL 5-122.00001
04/18vs ARIL 2-51.02111
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