Brewers officially announce Christian Yelich extension
The Milwaukee Brewers officially confirmed Friday morning that they have signed star outfielder Christian Yelich to a nine-year deal through the 2028 season that pays Yelich a total of $215 million.
The deal also includes a mutual option for 2029.
“Christian is everything you could want as the face of a franchise – from his incredible performance on the field, to his leadership as a teammate, to his dedication to the community,” said Brewers owner Mark Attanasio.
Yelich has hit .327/.415/.631 with 80 HR, 207 RBI and 52 stolen bases since joining the Brewers via trade with the Marlins. He was also named NL MVP in 2018.
“I could not be happier that I am a Milwaukee Brewer for the next decade,” said Yelich. “I want to thank the Brewers organization, my teammates, and the best fans in baseball for their support. I am excited to be staying in Milwaukee and playing the game that I love for this amazing city.”
Yelich makes his spring training debut as the DH in this afternoon’s game with the Giants.
COPYRIGHT 2020 BY WKBT/News8000.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.