Bryce Harper put up another big number Saturday without taking another swing.
Harper and the Washington Nationals reached a $21,625,000 deal for the 2018 season, a contact that gives him an $8 million raise and covers the slugging outfielder through his last year before he can become a free agent.
The 24-year-old Harper would' have been eligible for salary arbitration next winter. The four-time All-Star was the unanimous NL MVP in 2015.
"I think it's huge," Harper said, hours before the Nationals hosted Philadelphia. "We're able to go into the offseason and worry about different things. We're able as a team and an organization to go out and not have...