Crew close to deal with Yeli

© Jeff Hanisch | 2019 Sep 3
Photo credit © Jeff Hanisch | 2019 Sep 3
Milwaukee Brewers and Christian Yelich close to a 7-year, 200 plus million dollar extension according to Ken Rosenthal. 

BREAKING: Yelich, #Brewers close on $200M-plus deal, sources tell The Athletic. Story: https://t.co/wCK3eSMkt8

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 3, 2020

Yelich won the MVP in 2018 with a .326 BA, 36 HR, 110 RBI's. He finished in second-place in the MVP voting this season after breaking his kneecap in September. The Brewers star has a career .301 average, 149 career homers, and 500 RBI's.

Superstar outfielder Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers are deep into discussions on a contract extension expected to run nine or more years and be worth well over $200 million, sources tell ESPN. Both sides believe a deal will get done. First reported: @Ken_Rosenthal.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 3, 2020

Yelich will be a Brewer for the next nine seasons as the final two years of his current contract will be honored, making him a Brewer through the 2028 season. 

Once it's finalized, Christian Yelich's new deal with the Milwaukee Brewers will span from 2020 to 2028 and pay him in the neighborhood of $215 million, sources tell ESPN. It also will include a mutual option for the 2029 season.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 3, 2020

More details on the deal:

Christian Yelich’s deal with the Brewers: seven years, $190 million range. The next two seasons ($12.5M in ‘20; $14M in ‘21) will remain the same. Total value: nine years, $215 million range. First reported: @Ken_Rosenthal.

— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) March 3, 2020

The former MVP will reportedly make around 28 million dollars per season, a team friendly deal compared to the 35 million plus that Anthony Rendon and Mike Trout signed recently in LA.