Report: New deal for Harper
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outfielder Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals have come to terms on a $7.5 million, two-year contract. The move means the two sides will not have to take part in a scheduled grievance hearing this week.
According to a person familiar with the agreement, Harper will receive $2.5 million in 2015 and $5 million in 2016. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.
Harper, the 2012 NL Rookie of the Year, had been scheduled to have a $1 million salary in 2015 but the Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance on his behalf over whether he could void the final season of the $9.9 million, five-year contract he signed in 2010.