The Nationals signed outfielder Bryce Harper to a two-year contract extension worth $7.5 million.
With a new agreement reached the two sides will avoid a grievance hearing that was scheduled for Tuesday. The hearing would have decided if Harper was eligible for salary arbitration as he enters the final year of his five-year, $9.9 million deal that was signed after he was drafted in 2010. Harper has enough service time for Super Two status.
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Harper will still have two years of arbitration eligibility when this new two-year agreement runs out and will be able to become a free agent after the 2018 season.
Harper appeared in 100 games last season hitting .273/.344/.423 with 13 home runs and 41 runs scored.