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Bryce Harper headlines Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg show

The future is now. Or so buses around the city proclaim. For the Nationals, the future is right, even.

First up, Bryce Harper, presumably without the face paint, in his introductory news conference at 5:45 p.m. (Finally. He signed with the team Aug. 16.) Jordan Zimmermann will follow, making his first major league start since undergoing ligament-replacement surgery. Zimmermann steps in for Stephen Strasburg, who completes the trifecta of news by undergoing an arthrogram today on his right forearm.

The biggest mysteries are Harper and Zimmermann. No matter what the result of Strasburg's enhanced MRI, he will remain on the 15-day disabled list; the real issue is the debate over whether the Nationals should shut him down for the rest of the season.

Harper, 17, was the No. 1 overall pick in the June draft. A 6-foot-3, 205-pound catcher, he played high school baseball for two years in Las Vegas before he turned pro. He received his GED in 2009 and played for the College of South Nevada.

Who is this kid, this slugger who has made the cover of Sports Illustrated with the dubious nickname "Baseball's LeBron"? We have a good idea from Dave Shein's profile. We'll know more early this evening.

By Cindy Boren  |  August 26, 2010; 11:55 AM ET
Categories:  Bryce Harper , Nationals , Stephen Strasburg  
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Who is Bryce Harper? He hit a baseball into the third deck in right field at Nats Park today during BP. And he's only 17. That's a start.

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