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Austin Riley has agreed To a 10-Year $212 Million Contract Extension With Braves

Publish Date: 08/02/2022
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 31: Austin Riley #27 of the Atlanta Braves reacts after being doused following his walk off double during the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Truist Park on July 31, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves have been one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two seasons. This was clear when they won the World Series a year ago. Atlanta now is 21 games over.500 and is currently in second place in National League East, just 3.5 games behind first-place New York Mets. Check out the best bookmakers for betting on Baseball.

Austin Riley is one of the reasons Atlanta has enjoyed the success they have. Austin Riley, 25, has been a great third baseman for the team. He hit.303 last year with 33 home runs. This year, he is hitting.301 now with 29 home runs.

They kept him in Atlanta, and things look bright for this Braves team’s future.

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Atlanta Braves extend Austin Riley to Massive Deal

Official signing by the Atlanta Braves

“The Atlanta Braves signed 3B Austin Riley today to a 10-year, $212 million contract that will run through 2032. There is also a $20 million club option in 2033. Riley will earn $ 15 million in 2023, $21million in 2024 and $22 million for the rest of the agreement. He will donate $2.12million to the Atlanta Braves Foundation.

Riley, 25, has hit 301 this season with 29 home runs and 68 RBI. He also has a.964 OPS. He is 6-foot-3 and 240-pound and was named to his first All-Star team. His OPS rank sixth and his home run total is fourth. He had 26 extra-base hits in July, breaking Hank Aaron’s 1961 record by one. He also reached.423 in July with 11 home runs, joining Chipper Jones and Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron as the only Braves players with double-digit home runs.

After hitting.303 and hitting33 home runs, Riley was seventh in the NL MVP voting. He also had 107 RBI. He was also awarded his first Silver Slugger award and named to the All-MLB Second Team. He hit two home runs and a walk-off double in the postseason vs. Los Angeles (NL). He also hit.320 (8-for-25 in the World Series) with three RBI to help the Braves win their fourth World Series title.”

Atlanta hopes Riley will be able to help them win another World Series.

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