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Milwaukee Brewers to announce long-term contract extension for Christian Yelich, reports say

Posted: 8:20 PM, Mar 05, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-05 21:42:42-05
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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.

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.

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.

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