Big New Contract For Braves Player

Ozzie Albies Braves

Ozzie Albies Braves

The announcement comes just days after the Braves locked up another young player, Ronald Acuna, Jr., on an eight-year, $100 million deal.

- Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 11, 2019Second baseman Ozzie Albies and the Atlanta Braves are in agreement on a seven-year, $35M contract extension that includes a pair of club option, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN.

After the deal was announced, many are criticizing it saying Albies deserves more and that this type of deal is underselling the amount of talent he brings to Atlanta.

The Atlanta Braves are continuing to lock up their young core.

An All-Star last season, the 22-year-old Albies has been scorching hot to start the 2019 campaign.

Following a truncated 2017 rookie season in which he slashed.286/.354/.456 with 6 HRs and 28 RBIs in 57 games, Albies had a breakout sophomore season where he raked.261/.305/.452 with 24 HRs, 36 BBs and 72 RBIs. His first full season (2012) saw Altuve make the All-Star team while putting up an OPS of.740.

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According MLB Network, the two-year options are for $7 million and $4 million.

With 2019 just getting underway, Albies only has 44 at-bats on the year where he has slashed.364/.429/.500 with a.929 OPS.

Take Acuña's deal, for instance.

Ozzie and Acuna will be Atlanta Braves for years to come, a fact that has many fans excited.

That players like Albies and Acuna are choosing to sign extensions well before they hit the free agency market shows a growing trend around baseball.

Ozzie Albies is staying with the Braves for a long time. If the extensions are picked up, the deal could last through the 2027 season.

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