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Warriors' Michael Harris II agrees to 8-year, $72 million extension

Michael Harris II (Eric Espada) /Getty Images)

The Atlanta Braves announced Tuesday that they have reached a deal with Rookie of the Year contender Michael Harris II for an eight-year, $72 million extension.

Harris’ new contract also includes two club options, which could turn it into a 10-year, $1.02 $100 million contract that runs through the 2032 MLB season.

The 21-year-old outfielder finished .287/.325/.500 in 71 games in his debut slash, 12 home runs and 13 stolen bases.

Harris arrives in the majors on May 28 when the reigning World Series champion has a 22-25 record and trails New York 8.5 games for the Mets in the NL East standings.

The Warriors are 50-21 since then and move the Mets in 3.5 games to win the ongoing After the first two games of the head-to-head series.

Harris, a native of DeKalb County, Georgia, has watched the team’s Make yourself beloved by Braves national team by attending them in the playoffs or as a fan: Michael Harris II@MoneyyyMikeee
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Now he’s a big part of Atlanta’s bid for a second straight World Series title.

His extension is the latest trend in the Warriors’ early career rewarding young stars to buy out several free-agent seasons.

Atlanta’s 2019 tie with outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. ( Ronald Acuña Jr. signed an eight-year, $100 million extension and signed second baseman Ozzie Albies, also in 2019, in his third U.S. career Seven-year, $35 million contract early in the Major League Baseball campaign.

Warriors wait longer at third baseman Austin Riley is In his fourth season, after becoming an MVP candidate, he got a 10-year, $212 million deal that cost them.

All in all, a large part of the club’s core is now under team control for a long time :

Jeff Passan@Jeff Passan

@Braves how to keep the core together.

– Austin Riley, by 2032
– Matt Olson, 2030
– Michael Harris II, 2030
– Ronald Acuña Jr., 2028
– Vaughn Grissom, 2028
– Ozzie Albies, 2027
– Spencer Strider, 2027
– William Contreras, 2027
– Kyle Wright, 2026
– Max Fried, 2024

While the early extension was to risk players if they didn’t reach their potential, so far this has worked for Atlanta as the club try to keep its championship window open , rather than trying to outsell the big-spending Mets or Los Angeles Dodgers in free agency.

Harris and the Warriors are on an eight-game winning streak with two games left in a pivotal series against the Mets , they will look to stay hot.

The outfielder could receive a Wednesday night, in his first game since signing a new contract, Truist Park gets A warm applause.



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