MLB: Rookie millionaire! Braves sign eight-year extension to young freshman sensation and Atlanta native

Less than three full months into his major league career, young sensation Michael Harris II received a lucrative contract that positions him to remain with the Hometown Atlanta Braves throughout this decade.

Harris and the champion Braves agreed to an eight-year, $72 million contract On tuesday night. The deal comes just two weeks after Atlanta and third baseman Austin Riley agreed to a 10-year, $212 million pact:

The Braves announced the deal, which includes a $15 million club option for 2031 with a $5 million buyout and a $20 million club option for 2032 with a $5 million buyout. Harris will receive a $5 million annual salary for the next two seasons, an $8 million annual salary from 2025-26, a $9 million annual salary in 2027, a $10 million annual salary from 2028-29 and $12 million in 2030.

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If both options are exercised, the deal will be worth $102 million over 10 years. Not bad for a guy who had only played one full minor league season before this year. Harris was drafted in the third round of the 2019 MLB Draft and was able to compete at the team’s alternate training site when COVID wiped out the 2020 minor league season.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Rookie millionaire! Braves sign eight-year extension to young freshman sensation and Atlanta native