Nationals and Bryce Harper reach resolution with two-year deal

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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.

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.

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