According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Nationals are "balking at Bryce Harper’s demands in early talks about a long-term contract extension" and are prepared to let him walk after 2018.
Bryce Harper will not participate in the World Baseball Classic.
According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, agent Scott Boras said that his client Bryce Harper is "doing fine physically" and will soon begin normal offseason strength and conditioning.
Bryce Harper (thumb) is back in the Nationals' lineup Friday.
Bryce Harper (thumb) remains sidelined Thursday.
Bryce Harper (thumb) remains out of the Nationals' lineup on Wednesday night.
Bryce Harper (thumb) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that X-rays on Bryce Harper's left thumb came back negative.
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Monday that they don't anticipate Bryce Harper's thumb injury to be serious.
Bryce Harper (thumb) is absent from the Nationals' starting lineup on Monday night.
Bryce Harper is listed as day-to-day due to soreness in his left thumb.
Bryce Harper departed Sunday's game against the Pirates with an apparent injury to his left hand.
Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports Nationals GM Mike Rizzo held a closed-door meeting with Bryce Harper, trainer Paul Lessard, and manager Dusty Baker to discuss Harper's right shoulder.
Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Tom Verducci's SI.com report suggesting that Bryce Harper has continued to play through neck and shoulder discomfort is "inaccurate."