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Need Harris to come off the bench and pinch hit in a key situation? Check. Need him to serve as a late-inning defensive replacement and then make a spectacular catch? Check. Need him to play left field every day for a month and produce like middle-of-the-order bopper? No problem.

Harris’ days as the everyday left fielder are probably numbered. Dukes is close to returning from a calf strain, and he will get his starting job back. Acta has said he’s still going to do what he can to keep Harris in the lineup as much as possible, but even if the manager can’t follow through with that, no one will hear a single peep out of Harris.

He knows his place on this team, and he knows he will contribute whenever he is called upon.

And that is why Willie Harris is the Nationals’ MVP.