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Bryce Harper douses his face with a cup of water in the dugout during the fifth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is the 2015 National League MVP.

Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals grounds
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Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals grounds out to end the first inning against Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets at Citi Field on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper steps up to the
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper steps up to the plate during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. The Phillies won 12-5.

Washington Nationals' Clint Robinson (25), Bryce Harper (34),
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Washington Nationals' Clint Robinson (25), Bryce Harper (34), Yunel Escobar (5) and Matt den Dekker (21) celebrate their 3-1 win over the New York Mets in the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in New York. Both Robinson and Harper hit home runs during the game.

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Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals is grabbed by Jonathan Papelbon in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on September 27, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper walks back to the
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper walks back to the dugout after he popped out during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Washington.

Washington Nationals Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper are
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Washington Nationals Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper are congratulated by teammates after they scored in the fifth inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015.

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals looks on
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Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals looks on in the dugout before the start of a game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on July 20, 2015.

National League All-Star Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati
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National League All-Star Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds speaks with National League All-Star Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals during batting practice prior to the 86th MLB All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati.

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The Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) hits a
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The Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) hits a two-run homer with an Independence Day-themed bat during the first inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Washington.

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Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals looks on before a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals signs autographs
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Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals signs autographs for fans before a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals looks on
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Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout prior to Game One of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on October 3, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals celebrates after
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Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals celebrates after scoring on a throwing error by Madison Bumgarner in the seventh inning during Game 3 of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

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Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals celebrates after scoring on a throwing error by Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning of Game 3 of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on Oct. 6, 2014 in San Francisco.

Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper, front, is
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Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper, front, is congratulated at the dugout after his two-run home run against Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler during the second inning of an MLB baseball game at Citi Field on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

Mets pitcher Dillon Gee looks on after surrendering
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Mets pitcher Dillon Gee looks on after surrendering a two-run home run to Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals in the fourth inning of a game at Citi Field on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

The Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper celebrates his two-run
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The Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper celebrates his two-run home run as he approaches first base during the 13th inning of a game against the Mets, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Washington.

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper waits for a
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Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper waits for a pitch during batting practice in a spring training workout in Viera, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2013)

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Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper walks back to the dugout after he flied out in the fourth inning of Game 4 of the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Oct. 11, 2012)

Bryce Harper (34) celebrates with Michael Morse after
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Bryce Harper (34) celebrates with Michael Morse after scoring on Adam LaRoche's single during the first inning of a game with the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park. (Sept. 1, 2012)

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Bryce Harper runs toward home plate after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Bryce Harper, left, watches from the dugout as
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Bryce Harper, left, watches from the dugout as he sits with batting coach Rick Eckstein, background, during a game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park. (Sept. 4, 2012)

Bryce Harper hits a triple in the first
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Bryce Harper hits a triple in the first inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park. (Sept. 6, 2012)

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Bryce Harper hits a solo home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Bryce Harper throws out Greg Dobbs (not pictured)
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Bryce Harper throws out Greg Dobbs (not pictured) of the Miami Marlins at home plate to end the ninth inning at Nationals Park. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Bryce Harper sides safely into third for a
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Bryce Harper sides safely into third for a triple during the first inning of a game with the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park. (Sept. 6, 2012)

Centerfielder Bryce Harper follows through on a swing
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Centerfielder Bryce Harper follows through on a swing during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Bryce Harper tries to catch a ground rule
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Bryce Harper tries to catch a ground rule double in the seventh inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park. (Sept. 9, 2012)

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Bryce Harper douses his face with a cup of water in the dugout during the fifth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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