Video: Bryce Harper homers in his first at-bat of the season

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Defending National League MVP Bryce Harper didn’t need any time to warm up for the 2016 season. The Nationals’ outfielder homered in his first at-bat of the season during Monday’s game against Braves starter Julio Teheran. Anthony Rendon had been picked off prior to the home run, so the dinger only put the Nats up 1-0 in the first inning.

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Harper, now 23 years old, led the National League in home runs last season with 42. It’s scary to think he could get even better.

Harper, by the way, also has four Opening Day home runs under his belt.