A look at what’s happening around the majors on Sunday:
Phillies star Bryce Harper is scheduled to get a platelet-rich plasma injection to help with a small tear in his right elbow, causing him to miss the series finale at Dodger Stadium.
The reigning NL MVP battered Los Angeles pitching in the first two games of the set, going 5 for 8 with two home runs and three doubles with five RBIs and two walks.
Harper might also miss Philadelphia’s home game Tuesday night against San Diego. The right fielder won’t throw for four weeks, but will remain in the lineup as the designated hitter.
PLAYING IT SAFE
Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. has missed three straight games because of a sore groin and the team had him undergo an MRI.
The right fielder was expected to play Saturday against the Padres, but manager Brian Snitker said Acuña reported feeling uncomfortable when he arrived at the ballpark.
Snitker said Acuña’s reconstructed right knee is not an issue. Acuña missed the second half of last season after the knee injury as Atlanta went on to win the World Series.
Acuña is batting .282 with two home runs, five RBIs and five stolen bases in 10 games this season.
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is expected to come off the COVID-19 injured list to face San Francisco in a night game at Busch Stadium.
The 40-year-old Wainwright (3-3, 3.18 ERA) was sharp in his previous outing, throwing one-hit ball for seven shutout innings at Kansas City. In that win, he teamed up with catcher Yadier Molina for their 310th start as batterymates — the regular-season record is 324 by Detroit’s Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan.
Left-hander Carlos Rodón (4-1, 1.80 ERA) is set to start for the Giants.
Molina got two hits…