Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper has been announced as a brand ambassador for nutritional supplement company Musclepharm.
19-year-old Harper was the number one pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft and made his debut with the Nationals on 28th April 2012.
Financial terms of Harper's personal endorsement ageement were not released.
"I have been using Musclepharm products for more than a year, and I fell in love with the brand after first being introduced to it," Harper said. "MusclePharm products have been certified to be used in professional baseball, and I know they are safe and effective because of that. Their entire product line is outstanding, and they do an amazing job helping me recover correctly, while allowing me to perform at a high level. I am truly excited to be working with Musclepharm in this capacity."
Musclepharm co-founder and senior vice president Cory Gregory added, "Harper's immense baseball talent, likeable personality and broad appeal to a key demographic made this the ideal partnership for Musclepharm. We've had our eye on Bryce for nearly two years, because I really thought he fit our brand perfectly. We saw him progress through the minors at a rapid rate, and we were impressed with his Major League debut. It is icing on the cake that he is already using MusclePharm products. Bryce fits into our main demographic perfectly, and we are beyond thrilled to have him on board as one of our main athletes. He trains extremely hard and has a tremendous work ethic, and we are excited to welcome Bryce to Musclepharm in a big way."