Video: Bryce Harper absolutely destroys a 97-mph fastball


San Francisco took Game 1 of the NLDS, but not before Washington made things very interesting in part thanks to this massive, 450-foot home run by Bryce Harper off a 97-mph fastball from Hunter Strickland.

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Harper doesn’t turn 22 years old for another 13 days.

Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.