Bryce Harper to play for Team USA in 2023 World Baseball Classic

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By Audacy

Reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper is the latest star who has agreed to play for Team USA in the 2023 World Baseball Classic:

Harper is the second member of the Philadelphia Phillies to commit to playing in the WBC this week, joining catcher J.T. Realmuto. Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt and Trevor Story have also said they will suit up in the red, white and blue.

The two-time NL MVP was putting together another monster offensive season before breaking his thumb, as he was slashing .318/.385/.599 with 15 home runs, 48 RBIs and a .985 OPS.

If Harper is ultimately able to play for Team USA, he'll join a squad that's attempting to defend their 2017 championship.

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