Bryce Harper rumors: Free agency news after Manny Machado deal - Sports Illustrated

Bryce Harper Rumors: Padres Don't Rule Out Signing Him After Manny Machado Deal

Following reports of Manny Machado agreeing to a megadeal, it's likely only a matter of time before Bryce Harper finds a home, too.
Publish date:

Manny Machado has reportedly agreed to a 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres, which means that Bryce Harper remains as the biggest star in MLB free agency.

Harper, 26, has reportedly sought to sign a contract worth at least $300 million, just as Machado was able to draw.

It is possible that Harper could be in line to earn an even more lucrative deal as spring training camps begin.

Below are the latest news, updates and rumors surrounding where Bryce Harper will sign:

• The Padres aren't ruling out signing Bryce Harper despite reportedly agreeing to a 10-year, $300 million deal with Manny Machado. (Jon Heyman, Fancred)

• The Phillies remain the "most likely destination" for Bryce Harper. (Joel Sherman, New York Post)

• The Phillies are still in on Bryce Harper. (Matt Gelb, The Athletic)

• Bryce Harper is reportedly "unsure" about signing with the Phillies after Manny Machado's reported deal with the Padres. (Andy Martino, SNY)

• The Phillies will reportedly focus "solely" on acquiring Bryce Harper. (Bob Nightengale, USA Today)