Harper to be introduced to media Thursday

The Nationals are scheduled to hold a press conference at Nationals Park on Thursday to introduce outfielder Bryce Harper to the local media.

Late Monday night, the Nationals agreed to terms with outfielder Bryce Harper, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. The two parties had until Monday at midnight ET to get a deal done.

Harper agreed to a five-year contract that is worth $9.9 million, which includes a $6.25 signing bonus. The deal is a new record for a position player signed out of the Draft. The previous record was held by Mark Teixeira, who received a $9.5 million, four-year Major League deal in 2001.

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