Atlanta Braves Sign All-Star To Massive 10-Year Extension

After watching their former 1st round pick and top prospect emerge into a superstar before their eyes the past two seasons, the Atlanta Braves have locked up third baseman Austin Riley to a massive 10-year, $212M contract. 

The deal takes Riley through his age-35 season, in 2032. 

He's become an MVP candidate this season (he actually finished 7th last season as well), clubbing 29 homers, with a .301 average and a .964 OPS, proving that his 2021 season was no fluke. Last year he hit .303 with 33 HR and 107 RBIs.

The 25-year-old currently leads the major leagues with 61 extra-base hits, on pace for 94, which would break Braves icon Hank Aaron’s franchise record of 92 set in 1959.

“We’re watching a superstar,” said Braves pitcher Kyle Wright.

“Just knowing that the work I’m putting in before games, the homework on the pitchers and stuff, is coming together and actually seeing results out on the field is really nice,” Riley said

Now, he'll also be seeing the results in his bank account for the next decade.

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