Brewers and All-Star Christian Yelich Close to Agreeing $215 Million Deal

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (10182742ao)

Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly inches away from keeping All-Star outfielder Christian Yelich with the organization for years to come. According to ESPN, Brewers and Yelich are close to agreeing to a $215 million extension.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that Yelich’s new contract with the Brewers would run from 2020 to 2028 and will include a mutual option for one more year. According to the terms of the deal, the 28-year-old will net 12.5 million this upcoming season and $14 million in 2021, after which an extension worth $190 million over the course of seven years will start.

Yelich played 130 games in 2019, having to end his season in September due to fractured kneecap. He finished the year hitting .329 with 44 home runs and 97 RBIs.

Christian Yelich joined Milwaukee Brewers ahead of the 2018 MLB season from Miami Marlins. He had a breakthrough season in his first year with Brewers, hitting .326 with 36 homers, and 110 RBIs en route to his first All-Star selection and batting title. Yelich capped off the year with NL MVP honors, being just one vote short of unanimous selection.

Yelich was an All-Star and won the batting title in 2019 as well while earning his first All-MLB First Team honors.