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Brewers expected to announce new Yelich contract at 11 a.m.

YELICH WITH FANS
Christian Yelich meeting with fans. File photo

PHOENIX (WKOW) -- The Brewers will hold a press conference today at 11 a.m. where they are expected to formally announce that Christian Yelich has agreed to a contract through at least 2028.

According to Brewers writer Adam McClavy, a source told MLB.com that Yelich will get seven more years on top of the two guaranteed years remaining on his existing contract, guaranteeing a total of $215 million for 2020-28. The deal is also expected to include a mutual option for 2029, when Yelich would be in his age-37 season.

Yelich’s new contract will be the richest in Brewers history by far, eclipsing Ryan Braun’s $105 million extension in 2011, according to McClavy. The new money in the deal -- seven years and $188.5 million -- would put Yelich among the 20 highest-paid players in Major League history by average annual value.

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