The Atlanta Braves have signed third baseman Austin Riley to a 10-year, $212 million contract, the team announced Monday.
The agreement was signed in It runs through the 2032 season and includes a $20 million club option for 2033. Riley has agreed to donate $2.12 million to the Atlanta Braves Foundation.
The news comes just weeks after Riley, 25, appeared in his first All-Star game. He is currently hitting .301 with 29 home runs and 68 RBI, along with a .964 OPS in 101 games this season. His 61 extra-base hits are in the majors and included on July 26 – breaking Hank Aaron’s previous franchise record by one (1961).
Riley currently has the second-shortest odds to win the NL MVP at +500, behind Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals (-140).
Riley He was a first round pick of the Braves in 2015.
He made his major league debut four years later, and settled last season, finishing seventh in NL MVP voting, hitting .303 with 33 home runs and 107 RBIs.
With the extension, the Braves’ young core of Riley, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies are all now signed through at least 2025 (Albies’ contract runs through 2025, with team options in 2026 and 27; Acuna’s deal runs through 2026, with team options in 2027 and 28). All three are age 25 or younger.