Braves sign 2B Albies to $35M extension

The Atlanta Braves and 22-year-old second baseman Ozzie Albies agreed to a contract extension on Thursday before an afternoon press conference officially announcing the deal.

The contract could be worth up to $35 million, per reports, and begins with the current season.

Albies was playing this season on a one-year deal worth $575,000.

Albies made the National League All-Star team in his first full season in 2018. He batted .261 with 24 homers, 72 RBIs and 105 runs scored in 158 games.

Albies entered Thursday night’s game against the New York Mets with a .364 average through 11 games.

Earlier this month, the Braves signed 21-year-old outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. to an eight-year, $100 million contract.

–Field Level Media

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