Braves announce seven-year deal with 2B Albies

MLB News: Braves, Albies Agree to Extension

Atlanta Braves Extend Ozzie Albies Through at Least 2025 for $35M

The club's other budding superstar, Ronald Acuna, signed an eight-year, $100 million extension on April 2 that could keep him in Atlanta through his age-30 season.

The deals is said to be worth just $35 million over seven seasons.

As a result of the new deal, Ozzie Albies has the potential to remain under Atlanta Braves control through at least his year-31 season (2027).

Albies made his Major League Baseball debut in 2017 with the Braves, hitting.286 with six home runs and 28 RBIs in 57 games that season. Albies, 22, will be paid $1 million in 2019 and 2020, $3 million in 2021, $5 million in 2022 and $7 million in 2023, 2024, and 2025.

Compared to 2018, Albies should have many more RBI chances in 2019 as he is hitting behind Josh Donaldson, Freddie Freeman, Ronald Acuna, and Nick Markakis when facing a righty, instead of his 2018 batting spot where he mostly hit second.

Defensively, his glove was worth plus-8 in defensive runs saved in 2018, good for third in the National League, according to FanGraphs.

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Take Acuña's deal, for instance.

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

#Braves in agreement on extension with 2B Ozzie Albies, sources tell The Athletic.

Regardless of how the deal influences future contract extensions, it's heartwarming to see the depth of the bond between two of the best young stars in the game.

Ozzie Albies knows he could have earned a lot more money going year to year and waiting for even greater riches in salary arbitration and free agency.

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