USA TODAY. Yelich's new contract ties him to the Brewers through his age-36 season in 2028. I really meant it when I said that I wanted to finish my career with the Milwaukee Brewers. Yelich, who was skeptical of his new surroundings when he was traded two years to Milwauke, let the world know Friday there’s no place he’d rather spend the rest of his baseball career. It feels right to me. They take great care of their players, employees everyone. Sure, he’s a single guy who lives in Malibu, Calif., and spent the first part of his career in Miami, but there was something about this place. Deal could keep Brewers star outfielder with team through 2029, Yelich on contract extension: 'A natural fit', Access Guide for Guests with Disabilities, Spring Training Rainout & Cancelled Games Policy, Top 10 Christian Yelich moments in Milwaukee, Here are the biggest contracts in Brewers history. Yelich's adjusted salary with the Milwaukee Brewers is $4,629,630 Feb. 28: Fans F watch the game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers at Tempe Diablo Stadium. “He was really nervous, I could tell he was really quiet about getting traded there,’’ Longo said, “Then he came back from that, he called me, and goes, 'This is going to be really good!'". "The fan base embraced me from Day One. Feb. 27: Phillies infielder Logan Forsythe takes a pitch inside against the Red Sox. March 3: Orioles infielder Hanser Alberto warms up before a game against the Nationals. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Thus, he is guaranteed $215 million, with a chance to earn up to $228.5 million in base salaries should both sides exercise the option. Christian Yelich is a Milwaukee Brewer for life. It's worth noting that, by signing Yelich now, the Brewers avoid Mookie Betts skewing the market this offseason. Just like that, a relationship was formed. Feb. 18: Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette fields a grounder. All told, Yelich is expected to make $215 million over the next nine years with the Brewers. “That subject came up a lot,’’ Longo said, “and certainly from our point of view it was, 'If we do this contract, will you have enough payroll to bring in other players?’ The Tom Brady-type right thing. David Samson, who was the Marlins president when the franchise drafted Yelich in the first round of the 2010 draft, weighed in on the extension on Wednesday's episode of Nothing Personal with David Samson. section: | slug: christian-yelich-brewers-agree-to-long-term-extension-worth-more-than-200-million | sport: baseball | route: article_single.us | The Brewers formally announced Yelich's new nine-year, $215 million contract on Friday -- a seven-year extension to his previous deal, which will keep the 2018 National League Most Valuable Player and two-time batting champion in … Feb. 15: Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jacob Nottingham warms up during spring training in Maryvale, Arizona. Had Yelich waited until he was closer to free agency to sign an extension, he could've sought more. Feb. 13: Chicago White Sox pitcher Steve Cishek throws in the bullpen during spring training at Camelback Ranch. Feb. 18: Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton walks out to batting practice. I think kind of the situation I was in, it was never a thing that was going to happen, and I didn’t care about it because I wanted to be here for the long haul. The Yelich contract is a very strong indication owner Mark Attanasio and his front office want to extend the club's contention window as long as possible. Yelich would currently be under contract through 2021, with a club option for 2022. Yelich signed a seven-year, $188.5 million contract extension with the Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing to defer $28 million of his salary. Reports: Christian Yelich and Brewers Nearing Extension, According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, he's shifting back to left field after playing mostly right the last two seasons, Dodgers' Will Smith homers off ... Braves' Will Smith, Rays' Snell upset with quick hook as move backfires, Ex-Angels employee indicted over Skaggs' death, Astros' Baker says Correa called his walk-off shot, Rays' Arozarena ties rookie playoff record with sixth HR.
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