Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. agrees massive contract
The Atlanta Braves have agreed an eight-year, $100 million contract with second-year outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., the team confirmed on Tuesday.
Acuna, 21, won National League Rookie of the Year honours in 2018 after batting .293 with 26 home runs and 64 RBIs.
He was the number one prospect in baseball before the 2018 season and is widely regarded as one of the best young players in the game.
This would be one of the biggest extensions for a pre-arbitration player in MLB history.
Mike Trout holds the record with a six-year, $144.5 million deal while Alex Bregman is a close second at five years and $100 million.
The Atlanta #Braves today agreed to terms with OF Ronald Acuña Jr. on an eight-year contract extension through 2026 worth $100 million, with club options for the 2027 and 2028 seasons. pic.twitter.com/Rm18jswH5r
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 2, 2019