Doug Harris, one of the Nats' assistant general managers who runs the minor league operations, overseeing the rehab assignment for Anthony Rendon during game action between the Bowie Bay Sox and the Harrisburg Senators on May 29, 2015, in Bowie, Md.

The Washington Nationals announced Wednesday morning an auction to help raise funds for assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel Doug Harris.

The Carlisle native has been battling leukemia since July, the second time he has fought the disease.

The Nationals’ efforts come several months after Lisa Harris, Doug’s wife, set up a GoFundMe page that raised more than $150,000 and the Harrisburg Senators ran a golf fundraiser.

Fans can bid online at nationals.com/beatcancer until Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. There are several items up for sale, including a team autographed scooter, Sean Doolittle memorabilia, assistant GM Bob Miller’s 2001 World Series ring with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Juan Soto memorabilia.

The winning bidders will have their items presented to them Sept. 24 by a current Nationals player.

Harris, who graduated from Carlisle High School in 1987, started working in the Nationals’ organization in 2010, hired from the Cleveland Indians to be the director of player development. He has been with the organization ever since, spending time with Double-A affiliate Harrisburg as well.

He was first diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in late 2015 and had a bone marrow transplant nearly 18 months later.

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