Bryce Harper RUMORS & NEWS

  • Shohei Ohtani studies Bryce Harper video to improve his hitting

    Larry Brown Sports "The potential arrival of Japanese star Shohei Ohtani to Major League Baseball has lots of people excited to see what he can bring up close — but Ohtani himself wants to learn from some of the leading MLB stars himself. The 23-year-old two-way star said he admires the likes of countrymen Yu..." November 24

  • Why Bryce Harper would be a bargain at $500 million

    NBC Washington "$500 million. That number is so hard to wrap your brain around, but it's a number a lot of professional baseball players may soon start seeing on their contracts. One player who could be the first to see that amount within the next year is Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper. Harper will..." November 20

  • Scott Boras says he and Nationals have not discussed an extension for Bryce Harper

    Washington Post "Sports agent Scott Boras addressed reporters as the general managers’ meetings wound down Wednesday afternoon, commanding the media masses into a massive scrum around him, then navigating questions for 45 minutes or so, in keeping with meetings tradition. Questions fly in from all around, about..." November 16

  • Nationals starting to weigh Bryce Harper mega-deal

    New York Post "Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said there is a strong likelihood that at some point before the season he will sit down with Bryce Harper and his agent, Scott Boras, to discuss whether there are avenues open to do a long-term contract before the lefty slugger reaches free agency after the 2018..." November 15

  • Bryce Harper is a year from free agency. So what's he really worth?

    Chicago Tribune "Every baseball season brings new data, and revisions to reputations. But this year has been especially revealing about Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, two of the game's most scrutinized players. Strasburg is rocketing up the game's "respectrum," while Harper, one year from free agency, now..." October 20

  • Bryce Harper: 'Built for that moment,' he delivers the home run of a lifetime

    USA Today "The quartet sat there, afraid to move in the Washington Nationals' clubhouse, while the father sat in the stands Saturday night at Nationals Park, his heart pounding against his chest. Ron Harper has seen his son in these moments through his entire life, whether he was 10 years old playing in a..." October 08

  • Nationals' Bryce Harper (knee) won't play full game before Game 1 of NLDS vs. Cubs

    ESPN "Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper won't play a full game this weekend as he continues to recover from a hyperextended left knee that he sustained Aug. 12. Harper returned to the lineup Tuesday and played two games this week in Philadelphia, not going a full nine innings either time. Washington..." September 30

  • Bryce Harper activated from the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Nationals have activated Bryce Harper from the disabled list. They were expected to activate Harper yesterday but they didn’t because Harper was suffering from an illness. He’s better today so he should be in the lineup against the Phillies. Harper has been out since August when he..." September 26

  • Nationals plan to activate Bryce Harper Monday after missing last 40 games

    Washington Post "Barring a setback, or some other unforeseen change, the Nationals will activate Bryce Harper Monday in Philadelphia, according to people familiar with the situation. Harper has been out since Aug. 13 with a bone bruise in his left knee and a left calf strain, injuries that felt like a decent..." September 24

  • Bryce Harper runs bases ahead of possible return

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper continues to take significant steps toward a return to action. On Friday, Harper was spotted at Citi Field in New York running the bases and shagging fly balls, with an evaluation by the team pending." September 22

  • Bryce Harper injury news: Progress made and reasons for optimism for the Nationals

    CBS Sports "After losing two of three to the Dodgers over the weekend, the Washington Nationals are all but assured of finishing with the second best record in the National League. They're 5 1/2 games behind Los Angeles for the best record and four games up on the Diamondbacks for the second best..." September 19

  • Bryce Harper took batting practice yesterday

    Hardball Talk "Bryce Harper has been on the disabled list since mid-August after he slipped on first base and hyperextended his left knee. At the time the injury looked horrific, with most people watching it assuming he shredded his knee. Thankfully, though it was diagnosed as a “significant bone bruise.” There..." September 18

  • Nationals 'optimistic' outfielder Bryce Harper will be available for playoffs

    CBS Sports "Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been sidelined since Aug. 12 with a bone bruise in his left knee. While there was no structural damage to the knee, it was indeed a scary-looking injury. The club never really laid out a firm timeline for Harper's recovery, but the hope was always that he'd..." September 16

  • Bryce Harper is ‘a long ways from running’ and frustrated by not being able to play

    Washington Post "Bryce Harper has spent much of this week sitting at his locker, or sitting in one of the big leather chairs in the back of the clubhouse, Players’ Weekend hat pulled low, not smiling much. Harper isn’t usually a particularly vocal clubhouse presence, and isn’t known for a perpetual smile. But..." August 30

  • Harper won't risk season by rushing back from knee injury

    USA Today "Bryce Harper’s left knee did not succumb in the waning, rain-swept hours of Saturday evening. Nor did the very real World Series hopes of his Washington Nationals. Yet even as Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo declared Sunday morning that Harper suffered only a “significant bone bruise,”..." August 14

  • Scott Boras Calls For MLB To Prevent Wet Bases After Harper Injury

    SI "Agent Scott Boras wants Major League Baseball to be more careful and prevent wet bases from being used in games after periods of inclement weather, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. His comments come just one day after his client and Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was injured in the..." August 14

  • What happens to the Nationals if Harper fears become reality?

    Fanrag Sports "So let’s say Bryce Harper, who suffered a knee injury Saturday night, can’t walk until next year. What does that mean? It doesn’t mean much to the Washington Nationals’ chances of winning the National League East. Barring a truly cosmic alignment of misfortune, the Nationals will be NL East..." August 13

  • Bryce Harper Has Bone Bruise, Should Return This Season

    Bleacher Report "Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper reportedly suffered a bone bruise in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants. According to Robert Flores of MLB Network, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo called the setback a bone bruise while noting Harper avoided ligament and tendon..." August 13

  • Bryce Harper's injury could be blamed on bases

    ESPN "Should MLB and the MLB Players Association explore the question of whether bases could be composed of better materials? Cal Ripken played in every game over 16 years, and one of his managers, Davey Johnson, once mused about how Ripken somehow circumvented serious injury despite the range of..." August 13

  • Bryce Harper carried off field with apparent knee injury

    Sporting News " Bryce Harper injured his knee rounding first base Saturday night and had to be helped off the field. The play was not pretty. The Nationals and Giants game had already been delayed for several hours due to rain, so Nationals fans were already a little annoyed. " August 12

  • Wives of Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant inspire more Harper-to-Cubs buzz

    Sportress of Blogitude "The wives of Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant are now playing a role in fueling speculation that the Washington Nationals superstar slugger could join fellow Las Vegas native and friend by signing with the Chicago Cubs. Kayla Harper and Jess Bryant sat together and enjoyed the finale of the..." August 07

  • Bryce Harper blamed his pregame music following his latest ejection

    CBS Sports "Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper went off on home plate umpire Chris Segal after striking out in the eighth inning of the Nats' win over the Brewers (WAS 8, MIL 5) on Wednesday night. Harper was visibly upset at a called strike on the second pitch of the at-bat, then he lost it,..." July 27

  • Bryce Harper, wife launch Instagram food account

    Yardbarker "Bryce Harper and wife Kayla are stepping into a new area. Harper’s wife announced in an Instagram story Thursday that the two are launching a food account on the social media service after receiving multiple requests to do so. Their food account is called “HarpEats.” Their first post is sure..." July 21

  • Bryce Harper passes Vladimir Guerrero for rare Expos-Nationals record

    Sportsnet "Despite still sitting a few months shy of his 25th birthday, Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper is already carving out his place in big-league history. Continuing to put up numbers at a feverish pace, Harper moved past Vladimir Guerrero by posting more multi-home run games than any other..." July 15

  • Harper can't stay in NYC for more than 3 days: 'it's pretty crazy and hectic'

    USA Today "Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper appeared to pour cold water on the idea of a future with the New York Yankees, saying he’s not a fan of New York City and that his career-path preference would be similar to the likes of Cal Ripken Jr. with the Orioles and Derek Jeter with the..." July 12

  • Bryce Harper bashes Dellin Betances during All-Star Game after working walk

    New York Daily News "Randy Levine now has another reason to try and get Bryce Harper when he becomes a free agent. In the third inning of the All-Star Game, Harper worked a walk against the Yankees’ reliever. While on first base, Harper’ microphone picked up him giving the NL’s first base coach a rather simple..." July 12

  • Bryce Harper insists Yankee rumors are just speculation

    New York Daily News "Until Bryce Harper becomes a free agent and makes a decision about where he’s going to play in 2019 and beyond, the rumors and speculation won’t stop. Harper, of course, has been connected to the Bronx Bombers for a while. “I think that’s just part of people talking and hearing what they want..." July 11

  • Bryce Harper: All-Star captains should draft teams

    Sportsnaut "Now that the MLB All-Star Game is no longer used to determine home field advantage in the World Series, Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper — Mr. Make Baseball Fun Again — has an idea about how to spice things up. Rather than the traditional American League vs. National League format, Harper..." July 10

  • Bryce Harper: Phillies fans not as rude as fans of Mets, Braves

    Hardball Talk "Speaking to the media as All-Star Game festivities were under way in Miami, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper dropped a bombshell. Per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, he said that Phillies fans were not as rude as fans of the Mets and Braves. There are several possible explanations..." July 10

  • When Bryce Harper faces questions about his future, expect a few sharp comebackers

    Washington Post "It is the weekend before baseball’s All-Star Game, and Bryce Harper knows what that means for him. On Monday in Miami, a gaggle of scribes and television reporters will gather around, lobbing questions about his season thus far and — let’s be realistic — about two seasons from now, about where he..." July 09

  • Bryce Harper says he won't participate in Home Run Derby

    ESPN "Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper said during a postgame interview with ESPN that there is "no chance" for him to participate in next week's Home Run Derby. Harper will be in Miami for the All-Star weekend after being named a starting outfielder for the National League. Harper, now a..." July 03

  • Kris Bryant explains Bryce Harper’s Instagram hashtag

    Larry Brown Sports "Kris Bryant thinks you shouldn’t read too much into Bryce Harper’s Instagram. The Chicago Cubs third baseman shrugged off Harper’s “Back2BackOneday” hashtag, attributing it to the Washington Nationals outfielder just having fun. “Not much at all,” Bryant told 670 The Score’s Bernstein and..." July 01

  • Bryce Harper remains in game despite leg issue

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals and their fans appear to have dodged a bullet on Friday. Bryce Harper appeared to suffer some sort of leg injury while running out a grounder against the Chicago Cubs. Harper hit into a fielder’s choice in the first inning of Friday’s game and went down after running..." July 01

  • Bryce Harper hints he wants to play with Kris Bryant, sign with Cubs?

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper has heard the rumblings that he wants to sign with the Chicago Cubs when he becomes a free agent following the 2018 season, and he has downplayed them anytime the subject comes up. However, he did nothing to cool the speculation with a social media post on Tuesday. With the Cubs..." June 28

  • Bryce Harper dominating All-Star voting with over 2.8 million votes

    Sportsnaut "Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper is the most popular guy playing in MLB according to All-Star ballots. Leading all vote-getters, Harper has amassed over 2.8 million votes. This vastly exceeds the tallies of his closest peers, per “…NL leaders include: second..." June 19

  • Nationals believe Dodgers will try to sign Bryce Harper

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper is widely expected to sign a record-breaking contract if and when he becomes a free agent in the winter of 2019, and one team with pockets deep enough to add him will be the Los Angeles Dodgers. But are they a legitimate suitor for the star outfielder? Jon Heyman of FanRag..." June 16

  • MLB rumors: Anonymous GM would give Bryce Harper 15-year, $600M deal

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Bryce Harper sweepstakes won't begin in earnest until the 2018 season comes to an end. With over a full year until that day arrives, speculation on Harper's eventual date with the open market has reached a fever pitch. From Vegas oddsmakers installing the Yankees and Phillies as..." June 07

  • Peter Gammons Walks Back His Bryce Harper-Cubs Comments and Admits He'll Probably Go to Yankees

    12 Up "​Bryce Harper-to-the-Cubs is so yesterday. ​ ​Just ask insider Peter Gammons, who is already walking back the comments he made on a Chicago-based radio station, during which he hinted that Harper would "prefer" to play for the North Siders. Apparently, they were misconstrued from the..." June 06

  • Bryce Harper to Earn More Than $400 Million in Free Agency According to AL GM

    Bleacher Report "When Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper hits free agency following the 2018 season, at least one American League general manager expects him to sign a contract in excess of $400 million. "He is going to get paid," that unnamed general manager told Eddie Matz of "Like, paid..." June 06

  • Refreshed Bryce Harper returns to Nationals "Bryce Harper spent the past few days at his home in Las Vegas, trying to relax and enjoy time with his family. It felt odd, he said, to be at home around the end of May and he was certainly glad to be back to cooler weather after temperatures climbed over 100 degrees Saturday in Las Vegas. And..." June 04

  • Report: Bryce Harper wants to play for Cubs

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper is still a year and a half away from free agency, but that isn’t going to stop the rumors from starting already. The latest, courtesy of Peter Gammons, is that Harper has his eyes on the Chicago Cubs. Gammons told 670 The Score’s Mully and Hanley that Harper liked the Cubs, but..." June 03

  • Game-worn apparel from Hunter Strickland-Bryce Harper brawl up for auction

    Sportsnaut "It’s not rare for MLB to put game used apparel up for auction. But some items from the Memorial Day game between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants are are up for sale that are sure to grab some attention. The hat that Hunter Strickland wore during the fight, as well as his..." June 03

  • Bryce Harper Suspension for Giants Brawl Reduced to 3 Games

    Bleacher Report "Upon appeal, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper's suspension for his role in a brawl with San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland was reduced to three games Wednesday. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported the decision. Harper was initially..." May 31

  • Bryce Harper, Hunter Strickland, Buster Posey: Chapter 2 should be the end

    USA Today "You know it’s coming. There will definitely be retaliation taken Tuesday night by the Washington Nationals when they play the San Francisco Giants. You want to take down one of ours, we’re going to take down one of yours. It may sound like vigilante justice, but it happens to be the code..." May 30

  • Scott Boras: Bryce Harper deserves lesser penalty from Nationals-Giants brawl

    Fox Sports "As the Giants and Nationals await the discipline for Monday’s brawl, agent Scott Boras contends that his client, Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, deserves a lesser penalty than some other players receive when they charge the mound. Boras told FOX Sports on Tuesday that because there had..." May 30

  • Bryce Harper throws punches, helmet in epic brawl

    New York Post "Bryce Harper’s matchup with Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland turned into a boxing match Monday after Strickland drilled the fiery slugger. An enraged Harper charged the mound, fired his helmet and traded punches to the head with San Francisco reliever after getting hit by a fastball, setting..." May 30