Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, hits a homerun off Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Shane Carle during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Brian McCann. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Bryce Baby! Phillies OF Harper, wife expecting baby boy

April 01, 2019 - 12:48 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper is ready to raise a li'l slugger in Philadelphia.

Harper announced Monday on Instagram that he and his wife, Kayla, are expecting their first child, a boy. Harper posted a photo of him and his wife holding a "Baby Harper" No. 3 jersey in front of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. He posted a second photo of a sonogram on top of a baby Phillies jacket.

Harper wrote, "Philly raised little man will be! #BabyHarper."

The 26-year-old outfielder did not announce a due date. But the baby can almost take the wheel by the time dad's $330-million, 13-year contract expires with the Phillies. Harper was a big hit in his debut weekend with the Phillies, hitting two mammoth home runs and leading the Phillies to a 3-0 start.

"Congratulations to @bryceharper3 and Kayla!" the Phillies tweeted .

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