Brewers, Christian Yelich Reportedly Nearing 9-Year, $215 Million Extension

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich in March 2019. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (10182742ao)

The Milwaukee Brewers are on the verge of locking up one of the best players in baseball that will keep him with the franchise until the end of the decade at a cost of over $200 million.

Christian Yelich, who was acquired by the Brewers in a trade with the Miami Marlins prior to the 2018 season, has reportedly reached a deal with the team for a nine-year contract extension that will reportedly be worth $215 million.

The 28-year-old outfielder, who won the 2018 NL Most Valuable Player award and finished second in last season’s voting, has blossomed into one of baseball’s top stars since joining the Brewers.

Over the past two seasons, after showing potential as a young outfielder in Miami, but without becoming a star, Yelich has dominated pitching all over the league. He has hit .327 with 80 home runs and 207 RBI over the past two seasons, leading the Brewers to a playoff berth and two consecutive winning seasons.

The California native has been the NL batting champion in each of the past two seasons, establishing his status as one of the best hitters in the game.

Now, Yelich will have the chance to stay in Milwaukee in the long run and establish himself as one of the most legendary players in the history of the franchise.