n the final minutes before Tuesday morning’s deadline, the Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a contract with Bryce Harper, the 17-year-old baseball prodigy they’d made the first overall pick in June. The contract is worth $9.9 million over five years guaranteed, the largest ever for a drafted position player. It includes a signing bonus of $6.25 million, along with additional bonuses of $500,000 per season if Harper is on the Nationals’ roster in 2014 and 2015. The Nationals also agreed to pay for the rest of Harper’s education.
The signing comes a year after the Nats paid a record $15.1 million for San Diego State right-hander Stephen Strasburg. (In Picture Below)