Jersey from Bryce Harper-Jonathan Papelbon scuffle for sale at auction

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

The jersey Bryce Harper wore when he got into a fight with Washington Nationals teammate Jonathan Papelbon is now for sale.

Online auction house Lelands is offering the game-used jersey, describing it as part of "the snapshot that best defined the dysfunction and disappointment of the Washington Nationals' 2015 season." The jersey is signed by Harper and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

The top bid as of Saturday morning was for $4,831.53. The auction runs through June 17.

Harper and Papelbon tussled Sept. 27 as the Nationals, who were eliminated from postseason contention the day before, were playing out the stretch of a disappointing 83-79 season. The teammates exchanged words as Harper returned to the dugout after flying out in the eighth inning.Papelbon reached for Harper's throat with his left hand and shoved the outfielder toward the bench with both arms. Teammates then pulled the pair apart.

After that game, both said the issue was resolved and likened the clash to brothers fighting. The Nationals suspended Papelbon four games for his role in the altercation; Harper was held out for one game.

Information from ESPN senior writer Eddie Matz and The Associated Press was used in this report.