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Bryce Time: Phillies Officially Announce Harper's $330M Deal

His agreement tops the $325 million, 13-year agreement outfielder Giancarlo Stanton reached before the 2015 season with the Miami Marlins

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    Philadelphia Phillies Officially Introduce Bryce Harper

    The Philadelphia Phillies officially introduced their new star Bryce Harper. We caught up with excited fans at Citizens Bank Park who watched as Harper put on his jersey in Florida.

    (Published Saturday, March 2, 2019)

    The Philadelphia Phillies have announced Bryce Harper's 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history at $330 million.

    Philadelphia scheduled a news conference for Saturday at 2 p.m. to introduce Harper. NBC10 will air the news conference live on our website.

    Harper will wear No. 3 rather than the No. 34 he used with the Washington Nationals, where he spent his previous major league seasons.

    Harper has a .279 career average with 184 homers and 521 RBIs, including a .268 average with 14 homers, 32 RBIs in 47 games at Citizens Bank Park.

    His agreement tops the $325 million, 13-year agreement outfielder Giancarlo Stanton reached before the 2015 season with the Miami Marlins, who traded him to the New York Yankees in December 2017.

    Harper gets a $20 million signing bonus in equal installments, the first within 90 days of the deal's approval by the commissioner's office and the second this Nov. 1. He receives a $10 million salary this year, $26 million in each of the following nine seasons and $22 million in each of the last three years. None of the money is deferred, and he gets a full no-trade provision.

    His bonus provisions are $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger or League Championship Series MVP; $100,000 for World Series MVP; $500,000 for league MVP, $50,000 for second and $25,000 for third. He gets a hotel suite on road trips and the right to purchase a suite for games at Citizens Bank Park.

    Harper has been an All-Star in six of seven big league seasons and was a unanimous pick for the NL MVP award in 2015, the same year he earned his only Silver. 

    Philadelphia forfeited its second-highest draft selection, currently No. 55, and $500,000 of its 2019-20 international signing bonus pool allotment. Washington's compensation pick will be after the fourth round, about 140th.