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Harper, Nationals settle on deal, avoiding grievance hearing
Harper, Nationals settle on deal, avoiding grievance hearing

Outfielder Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals will avoid a grievance hearing over his 2015 salary after the sides reached a settlement Sunday night with a two-year, $7.5 million contract, according to a person familiar with the situation. Harper and the Nationals had been at odds over how his salary would be determined because of a rare dispute over the contract he signed as a first-round draft pick in 2010. If the sides had not settled, the Nationals and their most recognizable player would have engaged in a potentially contentious hearing today. Harper and his agent, Scott Boras, believed Harper had the right to opt out of his prescribed 2015 salary ($1.5 million) and into...

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