By Sam Bush
Phillies president Dave Dombrowski said today on WIP that Bryce Harper should start swinging a bat by the end of March.
Harper underwent Tommy John surgery in November, following the Phillies’ World Series run.
The timetable is shorter for position players compared to pitchers, but the Phillies still expect he’ll be sidelined until around the All-Star break.
He will return strictly as a designated hitter, with a timeline for a return to the outfield up in the air.