Yelich and Brewers officially agree to a 7-year extension

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Geoff Hartlieb during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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MILWAUKEE (WSAW) -- The Milwaukee Brewers and Christian Yelich have officially agreed to contract 7-year contract extension that is reportedly worth $188.5 million.

“I could not be happier that I am a Milwaukee Brewer for the next decade,” said Yelich via a club press release. “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.”

The extension would keep the former MVP in Milwaukee for the next nine seasons and set his contract to be worth 205 million dollars.

“Since becoming a Brewer, Christian has established himself as one of the premier players in our game,” said Brewers general manager David Stearns via a press release. “Today’s agreement ensures that Christian will continue to lead our team and impact our community for the better part of the next decade.”

“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 Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio via the same press release. “This is an exciting day for everyone connected to the organization as we continue our commitment to be a highly competitive franchise and a place that players want to call home.”

Last season Yelich slashed for a .329 batting average, 44 homeruns, and 97 RBI's. The 28-year-old was the runner-up in MVP last year after winning it in 2018.