Philadelphia Phillies slugger and reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper suffered a broken left thumb against the San Diego Padres (gametracker) at Petco Park on Saturday night.

Harper picked up a 97 mph Blake Snell fastball and immediately walked out of the game. Phyllis soon declares a fracture and says that Harper will go through additional tests the next day.

Harper was confined to DH duty most seasons due to an elbow ligament injury. Nonetheless, he had a great season, and took a .320 / .385 / .602 batting line in Saturday's game, including 21 doubles and 15 home runs.

Harper's seventh-base hit (37) is seventh in baseball and total base (145) is eighth. Simply put, Harper is immutable.

In the interim, the Phillies see Kyle Schwartz or Nick Castellanos sharing DH duty with more defensively skilled Matt Vierling playing out on the field.

Mickey Monique, No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, is hitting .279 / .326 / .558 in Triple-A and can see. Of course, Phyllis could make a trade depending on the length of Harper's recovery.