Buster's Buzz: Never say never on Harper going back to the Nationals
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Let the record show that if Bryce Harper never plays another game for the Washington Nationals, his last plate appearance resulted in a double off the Rockies’ Chris Rusin, in Harper’s 3,306th at-bat for the franchise that drafted him — his 922nd hit and 385th extra-base hit. Hopefully, Harper set aside his jersey from that moment as a keepsake, for children and grandchildren.
Nationals owner Mark Lerner said he has told Bryce Harper that the team has maxed out its offer to the free-agent outfielder. “I really don’t expect him to come back,” Lerner said.
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Mark Lerner, the managing principal owner of the Nationals, acknowledged in an interview that Harper’s time with the club might be over, and that the offer made to the slugger at season’s end would stand as the team’s best offer.