Atlanta Braves renew Austin Riley with huge contract

Atlanta Braves signed a third star Austin Riley into a 10-year, $212 million contract, the team announced Monday.

The deal runs through the 2032 season, and it includes a $20 million club option for 2033. Riley also agreed to donate $2.12 million to the Atlanta Braves Foundation, according to the team.

The news comes just weeks after 25-year-old Riley appeared in his first All-Star game. He’s currently hitting the .301 mark with 29 home runs and 68 RBIs, with 0.964 OPS in 101 games this season. His 61 off-site hits are the most in professional films, and that includes 26 in July – breaking Hank Aaron’s previous franchise record 1 (1961).

Riley currently has the second lowest odds to win the NL MVP of +500, just behind Paul Goldschmidt of the Cardinals of St. Louis (-140).

Riley was chosen in the first round of the Braves in 2015.

He made his major league debut four years later, and he broke through last season, finishing seventh in the NL MVP vote after hitting the .303 mark with 33 home runs and 107 RBI.

With the extension, the young core of Riley’s Braves, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies All have now been signed at least until 2025 (Albies’ contract runs until 2025, with team picks in 2026 and 27; Acuña’s deal runs through 2026, with team picks in. in 2027 and 28). All three are 25 years old or younger.

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