PHOENIX — It looks like the Milwaukee Brewers are going to lock up Christian Yelich long term.
The 28-year-old former MVP appears to be signing a seven-year extension for $190 million on top of the two-year, $26.5 million he’s already under contract for, according to MLB.com.
That will keep Yelich in Milwaukee until he’s 37 years old — barring a trade or him retiring, of course. The $215-million deal will be the largest contract in Brewers history. Ryan Bruan’s contract was for $105 million back in 2011.
If locking up Yelich for nine years wasn’t long enough, the Brewers appear to be getting rid of his $15-million club option for 2022, and tacking on a mutual team-player option for 2029.
It appears like Friday will be when the team announces the deal, officially.