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Phillies' Bryce Harper announces 'Philly-raised' baby boy

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Alex Butler
Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper will become a father in late 2019 or early 2020 after announcing his wife is pregnant. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper will become a father in late 2019 or early 2020 after announcing his wife is pregnant. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

April 1 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper announced on Instagram on Monday that he is becoming a father to a baby boy. 

"Philly raised little man will be! #BabyHarper," Harper wrote for the caption on two photos on the social media platform. Harper's first photo was a shot of himself standing with wife Kayla Harper with the Ben Franklin Bridge in the background.

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The couple held a denim jacket reading "Baby Harper" with the No. 3 written on the back. The second photo Harper posted included a sonogram of the new addition.

The Harpers married in 2016 at the San Diego Mormon Temple.

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The Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles congratulated Harper in the comment section, as did several MLB stars and celebrities, including: San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer, Washington Nationals slugger Matt Adams and country music star Jake Owen.

Harper, 26, signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies in March. The six-time All-Star and former National League MVP is hitting .333 with two home runs and two RBIs through three games with his new team.

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