MLB: Harper remains on Nationals' roster for now

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper will remain on the big league roster, at least for now.

The Nationals cut pitcher Cla Meredith and sent several players down to the minors on Friday, but kept Harper with the major league club.

The Nationals have said all along that they intend to start Harper in the minors this season. Manager Jim Riggleman says he's not sure when the team will make that move with him.

Riggleman says the Nationals might keep Harper with the big league club for a few more days or might let him stay until the next round of cuts.


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