Atlanta Braves Monday has announced that they signed third baseman Austin Riley to a 10-year, $212 million contract extension — the most important contract in franchise historical past. The assured portion will run via the 2032 season, and the deal contains an choice for the 2033 season for $20 million.
The contract, which begins subsequent season, pays Riley $15 million for the 2023 season, $21 million for 2024 after which $22 million per season from 2025 via 2032. The deal will run via a minimum of all through Riley’s age 36 season and can cowl three years of arbitration and 7 free agent seasons.
Riley, 25, is coming off an impressive 2022 season. Getting into Monday’s roster, he boasts a .301/.360/.604 slash line (161) with 29 house runs and 31 doubles in 101 video games. Earlier this season, he made his first profession All-Star look. Riley can also be coming off a 2021 marketing campaign during which he hit 33 house runs, received a Silver Slugger and completed seventh in Nationwide League MVP voting. For his profession, Riley owns a 125 OPS+ over components of 4 massive league seasons. In 2015, the Braves drafted him 41st general out of DeSoto Central Excessive Faculty in Mississippi.
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Riley now joins Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies and Matt Olson as young-to-youngster Braves place gamers who’re all below contract via 2027.
At present, Riley and the defending champion Braves are firmly in playoff place within the NL and simply three video games behind the New York Mets within the NL East standings. After a subpar first two months of the season, the Braves are 39-14 since June 1st.