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ESPN Insider Addresses Latest Bryce Harper Rumor

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts after hitting a single in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

An ESPN insider has addressed the latest Bryce Harper free agency rumors that have been swirling on social media.

There's been a lot of Bryce Harper-to-Philadelphia talk on social media this morning, but it appears to have all been circulated thanks to some blatant speculation and false reports that have been since shot down.

One report suggested that Las Vegas had taken down all of its Bryce Harper betting props because a signing with the Phillies was imminent.

One problem with that: Las Vegas doesn't have Bryce Harper free agency betting props. The Las Vegas casinos are not allowed to have prop bets like that.

"Just to get it out there: There are NO Bryce Harper team props at Las Vegas sportsbooks. Vegas is not allowed to offer these. So any reports of them being taken down due to his imminent signing are simply false," ESPN's Ben Fawkes tweeted.

The Phillies have been consistently mentioned as a likely landing spot for Harper, but there have been no reports about a firm contract offer.

The Nationals, meanwhile, reportedly offered Harper a 10-year contract worth $300 million at the end of the season.

Stay tuned.