Found February 20, 2014 on Nationals Enquirer:
So Bryce Harper met with reporters at Spring Training yesterday wearing a t-shirt that read "PED FREE". Photo of the shirt above via @RawlingsSports. The shirt is by 22 Fresh (get yours here). Apparently Harper wasn't trying to send a message with the t-shirt (no, this wasn't intended as a shot at new manager and Mitchell Report Alum, Matt Williams): Speaking with reporters, Bryce Harper wore a t-shirt that read, "PED FREE." Said it wasn't meant as any kind of message. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) February 19, 2014 But was the headband meant to send a message? Among the topics covered by Harper in his meet-and-greet-with reporters yesterday: his knee is fine after off-season surgery, and he's tired of the wall jokes. Hey, even Babe Ruth ran into walls: "It’s over. Babe Ruth ran into the wall in D.C. in 1920-something and knocked himself out. So I’m in pretty damn good company right there. He had a good career." (v...

PHOTO: Bryce Harper lets his T-shirt do the talking for him

Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper let his shirt do the talking at the team’s spring training facility on Wednesday. In a tweet by Rawlings that Harper re-posted where fans are asked to pick out which glove he should wear on Opening Day, Harper was rocking a shirt that proudly boasts that he is “PED FREE.” […]The post Bryce Harper rocks ‘PED FREE’ shirt in clubhouse...

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Spring is in the air: Up above, a Vine by @Nationals of Bryce Harper in his first batting practice session of Spring Training after offseason knee surgery: "He looks good. He participated with everything today. We’ll monitor him, of course, like we talked about, see how he is tomorrow. He looks good. He’s ready to go." (Matt Williams, via NatsInsider, 2/18/2014)  

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