Bryce Harper, of the Nationals, and Kayla Varner engaged

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is set to wed longtime girlfriend Kayla Varner.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   June 1, 2014 at 12:55 PM

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Bryce Harper, an outfielder for the Washington Nationals, got engaged to longtime girlfriend Kayla Varner.

The couple confirmed their engagement Saturday at the team's Dream Gala fundraiser, which raises money for the Washington National's Dream Foundation, the Washington Post reported.

Teammate Gio Gonzalez congratulated Harper.

"It's a blessing for Bryce," Gonzalez said. "We got to see him grow up in a way, so we're really happy for him."

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