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Braves, Michael Harris II Agree to 8-Year, $72 Million Contract Extension



Michael Harris II

The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Michael Harris II have agreed to terms on an eight-year, $72 million extension that will continue the Braves mission of locking up their young core for the long term.

Harris, 21, will now have a contract that will run through the 2030 season and will include team options for 2031 at $15 million, and for 2032 at $20 million.

Harris was the Braves top prospect heading into the 2022 season, and was called up to the majors back in May. Despite being the youngest player in the majors he has showed some impressive consistency to date, and was named NL Rookie of the Month in June, while leading all qualified rookies currently with a .825 OPS.

Harris, who has been solid defensively as well, is hitting .287 with 12 home runs, 13 steals and 39 RBI in 71 games this season for Atlanta.


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