Bryce Harper to kids: “Be as sexy as you can!”

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Bryce Harper is already awesome. And yesterday he used his day off to hang out with kids, teach baseball, and benefit the Greater Washington Urban League, which is even more awesome.

Even more awesome than that? He coined a new Harper catchphrase, telling the kids to “be as sexy as you can!”  Go to the one minute mark here for that gold:

How can you not love this guy?

Twins sign Michael Pineda to a two-year deal

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The Twins just announced that they have signed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract.

Pineda, 28, has a 4.05 career ERA and has struck out 9.1 batters per nine innings over 680 career major league innings.

Pineda underwent Tommy John surgery this past July, so the Twins are buying a 2018 filled mostly with rehab and a pitcher for 2019. As such, the deal is probably not too taxing financially, but could pay off pretty well for them if Pineda comes back strong.