Look: Phillies-Themed Bryce Harper Bats Leak Amid Free-Agency Rumors

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2019

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper stands on the field during a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Washington. The Mets won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Speculation that free-agent outfielder Bryce Harper will sign with the Philadelphia Phillies ran rampant Monday after photos of customized Harper/Phillies bats leaked online.

Twitter user Chris Jones tweeted a photo of the two bats:

According to Erin Dunne of NBC Sports Philadelphia, the photo originated as an unsent screenshot on Reddit.

The bats were made by Victus, which is Harper's preferred bat company.

Sources from Victus told WIP's Jack Fritz the bats weren't created to accommodate a special order. Rather, they were made just in case Harper does sign with Philadelphia and to "maybe help sway him."

Per Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Phillies are "heavy favorites" to sign the 26-year-old outfielder, although they aren't the only team in on him.     

The Chicago White Sox have been heavily linked to Harper, and a return to the Washington Nationals remains possible as well.    

If Harper does take his slugging ways to Philly, he'll have some pretty sweet-looking bats at his disposal right away.

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