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Washington Nationals Call Bryce Harper Up To Make MLB Debut Saturday. Ryan Zimmerman To 15-Day DL.

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March 6, 2012; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) bats in the sixth inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
March 6, 2012; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) bats in the sixth inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Several media sources are now reporting that the Washington Nationals are announcing this afternoon their plans to call 19-year-old 2010 no.1 overall pick Bryce Harper up to the majors to make his MLB debut. The announcement comes with the news the Ryan Zimmerman has been placed on the 15-Day DL with the shoulder issues that have kept him out of action recently. D.C. GM Mike Rizzo is about to start a conference call to officially announce the news which was first reported (as far as I can tell) by NatsInsider.com's Mark Zuckerman:

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