Christian Yelich, Brewers closing in on $188.5 million contract extension

Outfielder Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers are closing in on a seven-year, $188.5 million extension that will run from 2022-2028, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.

The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't yet announced.

When finalized, the contract will be the largest in Brewers history, eclipsing a $105 million deal the club gave to Ryan Braun.

The Miami Marlins traded Yelich to the Brewers in the 2017-18 offseason and he's become one of the game's best players, winning the National League MVP award in 2018 and finishing runner-up in 2019. 

Yelich won the NL batting title each of the past two seasons, despite his 2019 season being cut short by a September injury that kept him out for the rest of the season. He has averaged 40 home runs, 104 RBI and 26 steals since joining Milwaukee, with

The 28-year-old has two years left on the seven-year, $49.57 deal he signed with the Miami Marlins before the 2015 season and is set to receive $12.5 million in 2020 and $14 million in 2021.

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