Braves ink Michael Harris II to new, long-term deal worth $72 million


UPDATE: The Braves announced late Tuesday Michael Harris had signed an eight-year contract worth $72 million that runs through the 2030 season. The deal includes a $15 million club option for 2031 with a $5 million buyout and a $20 million club option for 2032 with a $5 million buyout. Harris will make $5 million per season for 2023-2024, $8 million per season for 2025-2026, $9 million in 2027, $10 million per season in 2028-2029 and $12 million in 2030. The deal will be worth $102 million over 10 years if both options are exercised.

National League Rookie of the Year candidate Michael Harris II and the Atlanta Braves "are deep in discussions on an eight-year contract extension," Robert Murray of FanSided reports.

Audacy Sports MLB Insider Jon Heyman says that the deal would pay Harris $72 million over the eight seasons, with the potential for an additional option year or two.

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If the deal is completed, it would mark yet another team-friendly contract that general manager Alex Anthopoulos has signed a star player to, joining Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley and Matt Olson.

Harris, 21, is slashing .292/.330/.508 with 12 home runs, 39 RBIs, five defensive runs saved and five outs above average in 2022.