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Braves sign rookie Harris to 8-year, $72M extension

Michael Harris II made quite an impression on the Atlanta Braves in half a season.

Atlanta signed the rookie outfielder to an eight-year, $72-million contract extension, the club announced Tuesday.

The deal includes a $15-million club option for 2031 with a $5-million buyout and a $20-million club option for 2032 with another $5-million buyout.

Harris entered Tuesday’s action slashing .292/.330/.508 with 12 homers, 39 RBIs, and 13 stolen bases over 70 games for the Braves this season. The 21-year-old’s production has him positioned as one of the favorites to win NL Rookie of the Year.

Including Harris, the defending World Series champion Braves have locked up several key pieces throughout the years:

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