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Bryce Harper Is Reportedly Meeting With The Padres This Week

Bryce Harper in the dugout during a Nationals game.

MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals in the dugout before the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Washington Nationals' All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper has had a rough free agency so far, as only a couple of teams appear to be interested in giving him the kind of longterm, massive deal he's seeking.

Of those teams, only the Nationals are believed to have made an official contract offer (1o years for $300 million.

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago White Sox are believed to be interested in Harper, too, though no actual offers have been reported.

Harper, a Las Vegas native, has been linked to some West Coast teams as well, though the Dodgers appear to be out and the Diamondbacks seem to be in a rebuilding stage with the trade of Paul Goldschmidt.

The San Diego Padres are apparently now entering the race.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Harper will meet with the Padres either today or tomorrow.

"Padres officials meeting today or tomorrow with Bryce Harper in Las Vegas, sources tell The Athletic. Meeting expected to include ownership representatives," he reports.

Harper has reportedly met with several teams in recent days regarding a potential contract. "Harper and/or his agent, Scott Boras, have met with a number of clubs in recent days, including second and third meetings in some cases, sources say. No indication a deal is close," he added.

Stay tuned.