Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals have reached agreement on a $21,625,000 deal for the 2018 season, a contact that covers the slugging outfielder through his last year before he can become a free agent.
The 24-year-old Harper would've been eligible for salary arbitration next year. The four-time All-Star was the unanimous NL MVP in 2015.
“I think it's huge,” Harper said, hours before the Nationals hosted Philadelphia. “We're able to go into the offseason and worry about different things. We're able as a team and an organization to go out and not have to worry about me going into arbitration for another year or anything like that.”