Bryce Harper reportedly agrees to deal with Phillies

Posted at 12:09 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 20:21:21-05

Las Vegas native and baseball star Bryce Harper has reportedly agreed deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Sports Illustrated.

Jon Heyman says that Harper will get $330 million over 13 years. The deal is the largest in MLB history, even bigger than the $325M contract signed by Giancarlo Stanton in 2014 with the Miami Marlins.

The Washington Nationals will receive a supplemental first round draft pick as compensation for losing Harper.

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Harper grew up in Las Vegas and attended Las Vegas High School. He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated at the age of 16 and was the first overall draft pick at the age of 17. He reached the majors and made the All-Stars team by the time he was 19. He is currently 26 years old.

Harper made 184 home runs for the Nationals. It was rumored that Harper might go to the Dodgers or San Francisco Giants before signing with the Phillies. Both of those teams reportedly visited Harper last week in Las Vegas.