On Tuesday, it was reported by The Athletic that the Milwaukee Brewers and OF Christian Yelich have agreed upon an extension worth over $200M. Per sources, the deal is expected to span over a seven-year period.
Yelich was previously under contract over the next two seasons, with a club option pending in the 2022 campaign. He has placed within the top two of the NL MVP conversation in each of the last two seasons. He has also received the All-Star and Silver Slugger nod in both the 2018 and 2019 campaigns.
With a mutual option for the 2029 season, it’s apparent that Yelich will spend the entirety of his MLB career with the Brewers. This sets the table for another superstar in Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, who agreed on a one-year, $11.5M deal with the team; the largest salary for a player eligible for arbitration for the first time.