Bryce Harper just got a little wealthier.
The 2015 National League MVP and the Washington Nationals agreed to a contract worth $21.625 million for the 2018 season, Harper’s final arbitration-eligible year, the team announced Saturday. Harper also can earn an extra $1 million if he wins MVP during the 2018 season.
This, of course, doesn’t change the status of Harper’s future. The star outfielder still will be a free agent after the 2018 season, and he will get a massive contract as he enters the prime of his career.
And Harper made a little history with his 2018 deal.
Harper is making $13.625 million this season, and he’s hitting .372 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs. His batting average is the second-best in Major League Baseball behind teammate Ryan Zimmerman.
We can only imagine how big Harper’s next contract will be.
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