BRYCE HARPER RUMORS & GOSSIP

David Ortiz would welcome back Papelbon 'with open arms'

Jonathan Papelbon has been quite the polarizing player throughout his major league career, and with several teams reportedly pursuing the free agent closer, the scrutiny only has heightened. But it appears Papelbon’s former teammate has his back. The Boston Red Sox are one of several teams interested in Papelbon, who was released by the Washington Nationals on Aug. 13. And...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats closer Papelbon wants out of D.C. according to reports

Jonathan Papelbon has had a rather rough season, and it’s gotten to the point where the reliever is requesting to be released, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick reports that the Nationals are seeking a way to go about the release, and could do so as early as Saturday: Washington could release Papelbon as early as Saturday because the team will need to make a corresponding...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Harper has been playing through shoulder injury for months

Reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper is batting a putrid .134/.259/.209 since the All-Star break, and now we may know the reason why. According to a report by Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated on Friday, the Washington Nationals outfielder has been playing through a right shoulder injury for the last two months. The injury is said be affecting “the area at the top and back of his shoulder...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats GM Refutes Report Harper’s Been Playing Through Shoulder Injury

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper is out of the Nationals’ lineup for the fourth straight game, though manager Dusty Baker isn’t certain Harper won’t be available off the bench Friday evening against the Braves. Harper has missed the past three games after leaving a loss to the Giants Saturday after the sixth inning with neck stiffness. Harper may be close to returning after five...
Via CBS DC
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper's neck injury hasn't improved, DL possible

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper hasn’t played since suffering a neck injury on Saturday. Manager Dusty Baker said on Wednesday that the injury has not progressed. Dusty said Harper's neck is "the same." Said don't assume it is worse than it seemed. In spasm, and they haven't been able to alleviate. — Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) August 10, 2016 There’s some good...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Drops $2.7 Million on House

It’s been a busy month for Bryce Harper. First, the reigning National League MVP showed up at All-Star festivities in San Diego newly affianced and now, dude’s a home owner. All the while, the stud outfielder is doing his best to try and keep his Washington Nationals atop the National League East. But…about that house. Harper just dropped a cool $2.7 million on a five-bedroom...
Via Hall of Very Good
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper would love to close an inning in the World Series

If Bryce Harper one day hits a walk-off home run that clinches a World Series title for the Washington Nationals, no one will be surprised. If he closes out Game 7 of the World Series by striking out the final batter, that will come as quite the shock. But a kid can dream, right? Harper was a guest on the latest episode of MLB Network’s “Play Ball,” which is a show for kids...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper smashes video game homer to third deck

Bryce Harper continues to defy gravity, physics and baseball logic during the 2016 season and on Wednesday things were turned up a notch — or should I say three decks. That’s because Harper knocked his 20th home run of the season all the way up to the third deck of right field in Nationals Park. What you know about that third deck? .@Bharper3407 will tell you ALL about it...
Via The Comeback
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Harper on skipping Home Run Derby: ‘I just don’t care for it’

Bryce Harper may have made it his quest to "Make Baseball Fun Again," but that will have to be accomplished without him competing in the Home Run Derby. The Washington Nationals slugger announced he would not take part in the power-hitting showcase at the upcoming All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego. Why? Because quite simply, he doesn't feel like it. “I just don’t want...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Harper’s July 4th cleats honor five branches of U.S. military

To say that the cleats Bryce Harper will wear on the Fourth of July scream “America!” would be a drastic understatement. The Washington Nationals slugger took to Instagram Friday to unveil the patriotic cleats.  A photo posted by Bryce Harper (@bharper3407) on Jul 1, 2016 at 9:30am PDT The cleats are a pair of his regular Under Armour Harper Ones that have...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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