Bryce Harper taken off disabled list by Washington Nationals

Harper's knee bursitis kept him on the shelf for the entire month of June. Photo: Associated Press

Bryce Harper is so excited about coming off the disabled list that he couldn't apparently stand to take his uniform off.

Probably going to sleep in my uniform tonight since I am really excited and ready to be back! Little league days! #Nationals #TimeToGo

— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) June 30, 2013

He was likely jesting with his Sunday night tweet, but the middling Washington Nationals will certainly welcome him back with opening arms when he possibly returns to the lineup Monday evening.

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Harper was removed from the team's disabled list Monday after missing 31 consecutive games while battling knee bursitis. He hasn't played in a Major League game since mid-May.

In four rehabilitation games played with both the Potomac Nationals and Harrisburg Senators, Harper hit .354 with a home run and 3 RBI.

To make room for Harper on the roster, the Nationals optioned pitcher Erik Davis to the team's AAA affiliate in Syracuse.

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The second-year outfielder is hitting .287 in 44 games this season with 12 home runs and 23 RBI. He didn't play a single game in the month of June, though.