Report: Dodgers back in Harper chase

Bryce Harper met with representatives of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in Las Vegas as the drawn out pursuit of baseball’s top free agent extends deep into spring training.
MLB.com reported the Dodgers are back in the Harper Sweepstakes, which had been presumed to be down to a three-team race in the National League as recently as Friday. The San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres were the other teams thought to still be alive in the bid to land the left-handed slugger.
ESPN reported Monday that the Dodgers re-engaged Harper’s camp two weeks ago inquiring about his interest in a shorter term contract with a higher average annual value.
Harper is reportedly seeking a contract worth more than $300 million over 10 years, which is the value of the contract free agent Manny Machado signed with the Padres on Thursday.
Two teams tied to Harper previously, the Chicago White Sox and Harper’s former team, the Washington Nationals, bowed out of the bidding last week.
The Dodgers let Machado hit the open market after acquiring him from the Baltimore Orioles at the trade deadline last July.
–Field Level Media

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