Bryce Harper scratched Wednesday with quad tightness

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From James Wagner of the Washington Post comes word that Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been scratched from the club’s starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Marlins because of tightness in his left quad. Harper has been dealing with the discomfort since last Friday and the Nats seem confident that he’ll be fine after a day of rest.

Tyler Moore is playing left field versus Miami.

Harper, 21, is batting .340 with a .900 OPS and five RBI through 55 plate appearances this season.

Washington is set to open a big four-game series against the defending National League-champion Cardinals on Thursday night at Nationals Park.