Bryce Harper has a while on his arms.
With the MLB lockout persevering with to play out, the Phillies slugger shared an Instagram Story of himself edited right into a Yomiuri Giants jersey.
“Aye @yomiuri.giants you up?” he requested. “Acquired a while to kill. I do know you’ve acquired @borascorp quantity. Let’s discuss.”
The Giants, who’re based mostly in Tokyo, play within the Central League in Nippon Skilled Baseball.
Monday is the deadline MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has imposed for gamers and house owners to succeed in a deal on the game’s new collective bargaining settlement earlier than video games begin getting canceled this season.
Based mostly on Harper’s publish, it doesn’t appear as if he feels optimistic an settlement is imminent.
Harper, 29, batted .309 with 35 residence runs and 84 RBIs final season. He led the league with a 1.044 OPS and received the Nationwide League MVP.
It will be wild and unprecedented, a minimum of in trendy instances, if stars like Harper opted to play in baseball leagues outdoors MLB whereas the game’s labor tensions get sorted out.