The Milwaukee Brewers are expected to sign outfielder Christian Yelich to a contract extension worth upwards of $200 million.
The talks were first reported by The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. MLB Network's Jon Heyman has since added to that the reported deal is a contract extension for seven years on top of the two he currently has left.
Heyman also is reporting the deal is in the $215 million range. The Athletic is reporting an announcement is expected to be made on Friday at the team's spring training facility in Maryvale, Arizona.
The 28-year-old outfielder is returning from a fractured knee cap in the 2019 season where he hit 44 home runs while also posting a .329 batting average.
Yelich won the NL MVP in 2018. His new deal would make him one of the league's highest-paid players with an average annual salary in the $30-35 million range.
Yelich and the Brewers have a deal for 7 years on top of the 2 he has left. So he’ll have 9 years to go. The option year will be torn up. Total value for 9 years believed in the 215M range. crew @Ken_Rosenthal 1st— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 3, 2020