Bryce Harper RUMORS & NEWS

  • Don Mattingly gets testy with Bryce Harper for no good reason

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday Bryce Harper was asked about the Miami Marlins offseason moves. Fair question. The Marlins are division rivals and that club’s tear-down was probably the biggest news inside the division of the offseason. Here’s what Harper said: “I was very shocked that they were going to let go of..." February 20

  • Bryce Harper says his focus is on 2018

    ESPN "Bryce Harper isn't talking about the future. On Monday afternoon, Harper addressed reporters for the first time this spring training and refused to discuss anything beyond the Washington Nationals' upcoming season. That includes potential free agency. "I will not be discussing anything..." February 19

  • MLB Rumors: Phillies among favorites to land Bryce Harper after 2018 season

    Newark Star-Ledger "If you thought the Bryce Harper-Yankees rumors were over, think again. As the 2018 Yankees embark on a fascinating spring training with new faces (first-year manager Aaron Boone, 2017 NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton) and World Series expectations, there's little talk about the future. In the Bronx,..." February 16

  • Could Giants make a run at Bryce Harper next winter?

    Fanrag Sports "Could the San Francisco Giants be a surprise spot for Bryce Harper? As was mentioned in this space last week, the Nationals, Yankees, Dodgers and Phillies are seen as among the favorites for Harper, while the Cubs may not be quite the likely landing spot that folks perceive. But what about..." January 27

  • Yankees still planning Bryce Harper chase after 2018?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If you thought Bryce Harper to the Yankees rumors were over, think again. Despite the presence of both Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge on the roster to begin 2018, at least one baseball insider thinks the Yankees are still among a small group of teams that will land Harper when he hits the..." January 22

  • Cubs know waiting for Bryce Harper and next winter's insane free-agent class is affecting baseball's offseason

    NBC Sports Chicago "You might have heard that baseball’s offseason has been slow. Dreadfully slow. Drive-you-crazy slow. What’s the deal? Well, one theory is that teams are hesitant to spend too much money this winter because they’re gearing up for next winter, when things will most definitely not be..." January 15

  • The Nationals could use Bryan Harper to keep Bryce around in 2019

    Masn "The 2018 campaign is obviously a big season for the Nationals, a team built for the postseason, with outstanding starting pitching, timely hitting and stout defense. But 2018 is also the final season Bryce Harper is under contract with the Nats. The club has been working to secure a long-term..." December 31

  • Could Yankees trade Giancarlo Stanton after 2018 to ink Bryce Harper?

    Bronx Pinstripes "The Yankees’ recent acquisition of behemoth slugger Giancarlo Stanton in a blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins has already made New York a legitimate World Series contender for the 2018 season. But what if the reigning National League MVP’s tenure in pinstripes lasts just one..." December 19

  • Nationals Expect Harper To Test Open Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweets that the Nationals say the conversations about Harper were casual, and they fully expect Harper to test free agency next winter. The Nats still hope to re-sign Harper, he adds, but they seemingly don’t expect to be able to do so without him first exploring the..." December 15

  • Bryce Harper Contract Extension Discussed by Scott Boras, Nationals Owners

    Bleacher Report "Scott Boras—the agent for Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper—said Wednesday he met with Nats ownership in November to discuss a potential contract extension for Harper, according to's Jamal Collier. Harper is set to become a free agent during the 2018-19 offseason. The..." December 13

  • Harper’s agent has good news for Yanks fans

    New York Post "Scott Boras refuses to rule out the Yankees as a future destination of Bryce Harper. Or, at least, the super-agent is appealing to Hal Steinbrenner’s finer tastes. With the Yankees’ acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton spurring widespread speculation the Yankees appear far less likely of an..." December 10

  • Rizzo: Nats have great shot to re-sign Harper "Bryce Harper's potential free agency after next season has been one of baseball's most speculated and anticipated topics for the past few years. It is so rare that someone with the talent level and list of accomplishments such as Harper -- a five-time All-Star, National League Rookie of the Year..." November 30

  • 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 Sports 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