Nationals' Harper day-to-day with flu

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Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has apparently fallen victim to a flu that is going around the team's clubhouse. 

“He just came in and said: ‘I’m not feeling real good,'” manager Matt Williams told Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington. “At this point in the season, we’re certainly not pushing that. And with the history of that we’ve had over the last few days with everybody else, we understand that if he gets it, it’s not real fun. So we wanted to get him out of there.”

Harper was replaced by Nate Schierholtz to begin the fourth inning after complaining about feeling lightheaded. 

“I think he may have the stuff that everybody else got,” Williams said. “He was a little lightheaded out there, not feeling great. So we’ll see how he is tomorrow, but he may have a little bit of the gunk that everybody else has had.”

The 21-year-old has been on fire over his last 16 games, hitting .328/.379/.623 with six home runs and seven RBI.

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Nationals' Harper leaves game in 4th inning after feeling lightheaded

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Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper left Monday's game in the fourth inning after feeling lightheaded

Harper, who finished the game 0-for-1 with a strikeout, was replaced by Nate Schierholtz. 

While the Nationals have yet to give an explanation to what caused Harper's lightheadedness, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington notes that a flu has been going around the team's clubhouse. 

The 21-year-old has been limited to 90 games this season due to numerous ailments and entered Monday hitting .270/.341/.429 with 13 home runs and 32 RBI in 319 at-bats. 

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