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May 30, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper works out before the game against the Texas Rangers at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Harper gets engaged to Ohio State soccer player Kayla Varner

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The Washington Nationals are missing their injured star outfielder Bryce Harper, but someone else is apparently getting plenty of time with the Nats golden boy.

Per a report from, Harper got engaged to longtime girlfriend and Ohio State Buckeyes soccer player, Kayla Varner. The 21-year old Harper is out until at least early July after undergoing surgery to repair a ligament in his thumb.


According to CSNWashington, Mollie Jane Photography had posted some engagement photos of the young couple, but removed them from the internet once knowledge of them became public. This is the last of the photos posted by the studio left on the internet.

Photo - Molly Jane Photography

Photo – Mollie Jane Photography

Sometimes this is exactly what a brash young player like Harper needs to bring some balance to life. Maybe having a wife at home will make Harper think twice before crashing into center field walls all over the MLB landscape.

Both Varner and Harper are natives of Las Vegas, Nevada. Varner played for BYU as a Freshman and Sophomore before transferring to Ohio State.

Harper was picked No. 1 overall in the 2010 MLB Draft, he was named the National League Rookie of the Year and he’s a two-time All-Star.

Here’s to a happy life for the young couple, and for less trips to the disabled list for young Harper.

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