Nationals, Bryce Harper agree to contract for 2018

0:44 | MLB
Nationals, Bryce Harper agree to contract for 2018
Saturday May 13th, 2017

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a deal with Bryce Harper for the 2018 season, which is the last year of his deal before possibly testing free agency.

Harper will get $21.65 million for 2018, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. This marks a record for an arbitration eligible player. He can make an extra $1 million, if he is named MVP.

Harper is expected to earn $13.63 million for 2017. 

Harper won the 2015 MVP award and is a four-time All-Star since joining the Nationals in 2012.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.