A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical.
Harper topped the $325 million, 13-year agreement outfielder Giancarlo Stanton reached before the 2015 season with the Miami Marlins.
Harper gets a $20 million signing bonus, a $10 million salary this year, $26 million in each of the following nine seasons and $22 million in each of the last three years.
None of the money is deferred.
Harper’s agreement was first reported by the MLB Network.
Harper’s reported 13-year, $330 million deal is now the largest contract by total value in MLB history! ???
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 28, 2019
The Phillies hinted at the deal on Twitter.
It’s a very sunny day in Clearwater. ?
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) February 28, 2019
The 26-year-old slugger spent seven seasons with the Washington Nationals.
His career numbers include a .279 average, 184 home runs and 521 RBIs.
Harper was an All-Star in six of his seven seasons with the Nationals.
He was named NL MVP in 2015, when he hit .330 and led the league in home runs (42), runs scored (118), on-base percentage (.460) and slugging percentage (.649).
Last year, Harper hit .249 with 34 homers and a career-high 100 RBIs.
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