MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers and Christian Yelich have reportedly agreed to a long-term contract extension worth around $200 million. The details, however, remain unclear.
The Athletic initially reported the deal would likely be for seven years. Bob Nightengale of USA Today now says the deal is "official," and Yelich will receive $188.5 million.
The Christian Yelich $188.5 million contract extension with the #Brewers is now official.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 5, 2020
Jon Heyman, with the MLB Network, on the other hand, reports Yelich's deal with the Brewers is worth $215 million. Yelich's current agreement would remain in place for 2020 and 2021, with salaries of $12.5 million and $14 million, respectively. Yelich would then be paid $26 million per season from 2022-2028. It comes with a mutual option for $20 million in 2029 and includes a $6.5 million buyout.
Yelich also will receive his $2M trade kicker over 2020-2021 so it can be figured he’s making $217M over the 9 guaranteed years. #crew— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 5, 2020
We could learn more about the reported deal on Friday. The Milwaukee Brewers say they will hold a news conference Friday at 11 a.m. CT (10 a.m. MT) at the American Family Fields of Phoenix, their spring training complex.