Giants President Says There’s Mutual Interest With Bryce Harper

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Bryce Harper remains a free agent as 2019 spring training looms and it looks like the San Fransisco Giants are legitimate suitors to land the All-Star outfielder.

San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi told reporters on Friday “There’s mutual interest on both sides,” according to Ann Killion of The San Fransisco Chronicle.

Harper met with Zaidi, Giants manager Bruce Bochy and team president Larry Baer in Las Vegas this week. Henry Schulman and John Shea provided details of the meeting for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Harper’s extended free agency has been one of the biggest stories of the MLB offseason. He’s been linked with the Philadelphia Philles, Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres. A potential return to the Washington Nationals has not been ruled out.

Harper, 26, is a six-time All-Star and one-time NL MVP. He hit .249/.393/.496 with 34 home runs and a career-high 100 RBI last season.