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Bryce Harper promoted to Double-A

Updated: July 5, 2011, 6:08 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Bryce Harper's impressive stats earned the teenager a Fourth of July promotion Monday, moving on to Double-A as part of the Washington Nationals' measured approach with last year's No. 1 overall draft pick.

Harper made his debut Monday night for Harrisburg of the Eastern League and went 2 for 3 with a run scored and a walk in the Senators' 8-1 victory.

The 18-year-old outfielder had been a hitting sensation at Class-A Hagerstown, ranking among league leaders with a .318 ...

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