Breaking Report: Bryce Harper Has Agreed to the Largest Deal in Baseball History


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.

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Harper’s agreement was first reported by the MLB Network.

The Phillies hinted at the deal on Twitter.

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.

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Harper was an All-Star in six of his seven seasons with the Nationals.

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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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