Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper made his first rehabilitation assignment Tuesday night for single-A Potomac, going 1 for 1 with a double, a walk, and a run scored.
Last year's NL rookie of the year batted second in the lineup and played three innings in left field before being pulled.
Harper wore a knee brace during warm-ups, but it wasn't visible during the game.
In Harper's first at-bat he hit a pop-up into shallow left field, and the ball was dropped by Myrtle Beach shortstop Edwin Garcia. Harper showed no signs of the knee ailment as he raced around first base and into second for a stand-up double.