Dad-to-be Bryce Harper's new $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies comes after almost seven years spent with the Washington Nationals

By Jen Juneau
April 02, 2019 12:10 PM

Bryce Harper just hit a life-achievement home run — he’s going to be a dad!

The newly signed Philadelphia Phillies right fielder, 26, and his wife Kayla are expecting their first child, a baby boy, they both announced Monday in coordinating Instagram posts featuring photographs shot by Lindsey Boluyt.

“Philly raised little man will be! 💯👶🏼 #BabyHarper,” Harper captioned his photo set, showing the spouses posing with a pint-sized jacked that read “BABY HARPER” on the back alongside his jersey number, 3, and a second snapshot of a tiny Phillies jacket next to the baby’s ultrasound photo.

Kayla, 26, shared the same couple photograph and ultrasound image, plus a close-up of the denim jacket she and her husband are holding in the first shot.

Bryce Harper and wife Kayla
Lindsey Boluyt Photography, @lindseyboluyt

“Wrigley’s gonna be pissed … Baby Harper making HIS debut Aug. 2019 💙👶🏼 #littleman,” she wrote.

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Kayla Harper's baby announcement

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Harper and Kayla, who have been together since high school, tied the knot on a rainy day in December 2016.

“A year ago today I married my high school sweetheart in the pouring rain ✨,” the athlete captioned a snapshot of the couple laughing in their wedding-day clothes, which were soaking wet, on Dec. 16, 2017. “I love you more and more each day I get to be with you❤️ #thesequel #121616

This past December, Kayla shared a photo of the pair from the back during their nuptials, writing, “I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of reminiscing about this magical day with you for the rest of my life. Happy Anniversary my love! 💍🤵🏼I love you #thesequel

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Last month, Harper signed a $330 million contract with the Phillies that spans 13 years, according to MLB.com. The dad-to-be’s new deal comes after almost seven years spent with the Washington Nationals.

“Diggin’ number THREE’s new look 😍🔥,” Kayla wrote on Instagram over the weekend, posting a smattering of images of the couple at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, where the team plays.

“Thank you to all @phillies staff & fans for such a warm welcome,” she added. “We have been overwhelmed with all the love and support you guys have shown to us in such a short amount of time!❤️🔔 #RingTheBell

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