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Bryce Harper Wants to Get 'As Big as a House' Before Spring Training

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 29:  Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals watches from the dugout during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 29, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Nationals 3-2.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIJanuary 4, 2014

Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper is already a pretty big guy at 6'2'' and 230 pounds, but it appears that he just isn't satisfied.

According to Bill Baer from HardballTalk.com, Harper wants to get "as big as a house" before the start of spring training.  

I'm not a doctor or anything, but I'm pretty sure that's going to be hard to do.

With 42 home runs over his first two years, Harper appears to want to add weight in order to add some pop to his bat. Houston Astros strength and conditioning coach Jake Beiting will lead the charge to help Harper beef up, as it seems that the star outfielder is planning on sacrificing speed for power in 2014.

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