As reported by MLB on FOX reporter & senior writer Ken Rosenthal, Brewers star outfielder Christian Yelich and the team are close to an agreement on a new contract, worth more than $200 million, according to The Athletic.
In a move that couldn’t have come a better time for the franchise, they lock up their star player still in his prime for likely the rest of the 2020 decade. Before the deal, Yelich was under team-control for the next three seasons. The deal according to The Athletic is expected to be announced this Friday at the team’s spring training facility down in Maryvale, Arizona.
Since coming over to the Milwaukee Brewers from the Miami Marlins in January of 2018, Yelich has been one of the best players in the game of baseball. As a member of the Brew Crew, Yelich has been named an NL All-Star twice, as well as taken home two Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a NL MVP crown. Over the last two seasons, he has led the NL in batting average and ranks near the top with his on-base percentage.