The Washington Nationals made a contract offer to Bryce Harper late in the season to try and prevent him from becoming a free agent.

Mike Rizzo discussed the team's talks with agent Scott Boras at the general managers' meetings on Tuesday.

"We've had conversations and we utilized our exclusivity to negotiate with him late in the season through when he became eligible to sign with a team," Rizzo said. "We didn't get anything done, but he's a guy that is near and dear to us and we are not closing any doors."

The "aggressive offer" included no opt-outs and was less than the $400 million, according to a Washington Post report.