Brewers locking up Christian Yelich with $190 million contract extension

Brewers locking up Christian Yelich with $190 million contract extension

The Christian Yelich trade keeps on getting better for the Brewers.

On Tuesday, Milwaukee and the superstar oufielder were closing in on a seven-year contract extension worth $190 million, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed.

The 28-year-old is in the middle of a seven-year, $49 million contract he signed with the Marlins, who dealt Yelich to the Brewers while tearing down their roster in 2017. That fire sale saw the Yankees acquire Giancarlo Stanton, who was limited to 18 games last season due to multiple injuries after leading the Yankees with 38 home runs the year prior.

Yelich is owed $12.5 million this season, and $14 million in 2021. The new deal will eliminate what was a club option in 2022.

In total, Yelich will be under contract with Milwaukee for the next nine years for $216.5 million.

And while Stanton has regressed since he was NL MVP in 2017 with Miami, Yelich has evolved from an above-average player into one of the best in the game.

He won NL MVP in 2018, when he hit .326/.429/.671 in 147 games, and could have won it last season had he not suffered a season-ending fractured kneecap in September.

While Yelich is healthy now, Stanton is expected to miss Opening Day due to a right calf strain suffered during spring training.

With Yelich leading the way, the Brewers have qualified for the postseason twice, going as far as the NLCS in 2018.

The Brewers saved money this offseason by letting catcher and Yasami Grandal and infielder Mike Moustakas leave in free agency.

Yelich’s new contract, which comes in below Mike Trout’s record 12-year, $426.5 million extension signed last season, was reported first by The Athletic.

The Marlins acquired four prospects in the Yelich trade, and it’s too soon to evaluate how they fared in the blockbuster.

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