Bryce Harper activated from DL, jacks a homer in the first inning
Harper began the month of July just as he began the regular season, when he hit two home runs in his first game and nine over the first 23.
The Nationals activated Harper on Monday after placing him on the DL back in late May. Harper had some pain and swelling in his knee which he irritated after a collision with the left field wall back on May 13 at Dodger Stadium. The collision ended up sidelining Harper longer than expected, but he's now back in action, and is apparently ready to contribute.
Harper's activation comes on the heels of a Sunday rehab game in which he played a full nine innings. He hit for the cycle over the course of his four-game minor league rehab assignment, finishing 4-for-11 with a home run, a triple, and a double.
If any of Harper's fantasy owners were not fortunate enough to get him into their lineups today, they should be sure to have him active by tomorrow. As long as he stays healthy, he'll be a top-notch overall fantasy contributor for the rest of the season.