One of the top power hitters in baseball has reached an extension to stay with his current team through the end of the 2021 season.
Khris Davis, the Oakland Athletics’ slugging outfielder, agreed to terms with a 2-year, $33.5 million contract extension with his team. His current deal expires after this season.
Davis has blossomed into one of baseball’s best sluggers since joining Oakland in the 2016 season.
The 31-year-old designated hitter has combined to hit 143 home runs since he was traded to Oakland by the Milwaukee Brewers. This mark leads all hitters in MLB since the beginning of 2016.
The 2018 season was Davis’s best, as he hit 48 home runs to lead the Major Leagues. His feat was all the more impressive considering that his home stadium is one of the most difficult places to hit home runs in all of baseball.
Davis is off to another scorching start in 2019, as he’s already hit 10 home runs in only 20 games.
This deal shows Oakland’s commitment to having Davis anchor their lineup for several years to come.
The A’s and Khris Davis have been a perfect fit, and his agreement with the team on a new deal means that the happy marriage will continue for the time being.