After signing Ronald Acuña Jr. to a massive extension earlier this month, Atlanta Braves have now also secured that their talented second baseman Ozzie Albies also remains with the franchise for the years to come.
Braves announced on Thursday that they have signed Albies on a seven-year, $35 million contract which runs through 2025. The deal also has team options for two more years.
Ozzie Albies’ new deal is constructed in such a way that he will receive $1 million in the two upcoming seasons before receiving $3 million in 2021 and $5 million in 2022. In three subsequent years, he will earn $7 million per year. Braves can exercise a team option worth $7 million in 2026 which has a $4 million buyout and a $7 million option in 2027 without a buyout.
After making his MLB debut in 2017, Albies played his first full season in the majors in 2018. He finished the year batting .261 with 24 home runs and 72 RBIs while earning an All-Star appearance thanks to the players’ vote.
In this season Albies played 11 games and has a batting average of .364 with one home run and 2 RBIs.