9:10pm: The contract being mentioned would assure Harris about $72MM, Heyman reports.
9:04pm: The Braves and rookie outfielder Michael Harris II are “deep” into negotiations on an eight-year contract extension, studies FanSided’s Robert Murray (Twitter link). An eight-year deal starting within the 2023 season would purchase out all six of Harris’ years of membership management — he debuted too late within the 2022 season to accrue a full season of service time earlier than season’s finish — in addition to his first two free-agent years. Jon Heyman of the New York Publish adds that the contract being mentioned has an possibility for a ninth season.
If accomplished, the extension for Harris would proceed an aggressive pattern from an Atlanta entrance workplace that has been unafraid to pay sizable sums to its younger stars early of their careers. Outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (eight years, $100MM) and second baseman Ozzie Albies (seven years, $35MM) each signed early, very club-friendly extensions that included a pair of membership choices past their assured years. Acuna’s deal, just like the one being mentioned with Harris, was agreed upon earlier than he even had a full 12 months of Main League service time.
Extra not too long ago, the Braves inked Matt Olson to an eight-year, $162MM extension the day after buying him in a five-player blockbuster with the A’s. And, this previous summer season, whereas so many groups have been targeted on the commerce deadline in late July, the Braves hammered out a ten-year, $212MM extension for third baseman Austin Riley.
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