FILE PHOTO: Baseball participant Bryce Harper arrives on the 2016 American Tune Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Dodgers met with loose agent outfielder Bryce Harper in Las Vegas on Monday night time.
Harper, anticipated to command a freelance price $300 million or extra, grew to become down $25 million yearly from the Washington Nationals in September to hit the open marketplace.
Pageant for his services and products was once to begin with regarded as lighter than anticipated given his wage calls for, with a minimum of 3 main bidders are identified to be pulling as much as the desk: New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and now the Dodgers.
However Yahoo Sports activities reported Monday that a minimum of 12 groups asked conferences with Harper: the White Sox, Cubs, Padres, Nationals, Cardinals and Astros amongst them.
Harper, who’s from Las Vegas, isn’t anticipated to fulfill with each staff appearing hobby.
Johnson helped the Los Angeles Lakers trap LeBron James clear of the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA loose company in July and was once a key a part of the Dodgers’ contingent on Monday, according to MLB.com. Johnson is a part of the possession team of the Dodgers.
Rookie of the Yr in 2012 and MVP of the Nationwide League in 2015, Harper and Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado are regarded as the prizes of the 2018 loose agent elegance.
The Nationals are kicking the tires on beginning pitching, together with Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin, and basic supervisor Mike Rizzo mentioned the staff will stay energetic in talks with Harper.
—Box Stage Media