Phillies' Harper seems to hint at Trout's free agency in 2 years

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Bryce Harper is officially a member of the Philadelphia Phillies for the next 13 years, and he's already looking toward the future.

Speaking with reporters after putting on his Phillies uniform in public for the first time, he casually alluded to possibly teaming up with the biggest free-agent fish of all: Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

Trout hails from New Jersey, grew up a Phillies fan, and is poised to hit the open market after the 2020 season. Though the future is unwritten, Harper appears to be planting the seeds for a scenario that includes him and the two-time American League MVP playing in the same outfield together.

Trout's free agency corresponds with a potential vacancy in the Phillies' outfield, as both Andrew McCutchen and Odubel Herrera will hit the open market if their team options are not exercised.

The 27-year-old Trout remained mum on the topic of free agency earlier this week, electing instead to focus on the upcoming season with the Angels.

There is an outside chance that Harper wasn't talking about Trout, though, as Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts is also entering free agency after 2021, among other notable names.

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