Phillies' Bryce Harper has pins inserted into broken thumb, vows return this season

Bryce Harper is the reigning National League MVP

Bryce Harper is the Philadelphia Phillies' star outfielder

Bryce Harper vowed to return this season after suffering a broken left thumb last month.

Harper had three pins inserted into his thumb after being struck by a pitch from San Diego Padres pitcher Blake Snell

This injury threw his season into disarray.

"I’ll be back," Harper told reporters without giving a definitive timeline about when he was looking to return.

The Phillies star was hitting .318 with 15 home runs and a .985 OPS before leaving the field.

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