Braves Agree to Terms with INF Ozzie Albies on a Seven-Year Contract Extension

Deal runs through 2025 and includes options for the 2026 and 2027 seasons

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves today agreed to terms with INF Ozzie Albies on a seven-year contract extension through 2025 worth $35 million, with club options for the 2026 and 2027 seasons. The deal begins this season.

FILE – Braves Infielder Ozzie Albies signed a 7-Year contract extension with the Braves.

The Braves and Albies will hold a press conference this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the Delta SKY360˚ Club at SunTrust Park.

Albies, 22, is hitting .364 (16-for-44) with one home run and a .929 OPS so far this season, and has started all 11 games for the Braves at second base.

A NL All-Star in his first full season last year, Albies hit .261 (167-for-639) with 40 doubles, 24 home runs, 105 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 2018. He made the All-Star Game as a reserve, while his 69 extra-base hits were the third most by a middle infielder in franchise history.

The 5-foot-8, 165-pound native of Willemstad Curaçao, last season set the franchise record for most extra-base hits (22) by the end of April and tied for the second most in MLB history. He finished one shy of Jermaine Dye’s 2000 record.

Originally signed by the Braves as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2013, Albies is a career .272/.323/.456 hitter over 226 major league games. He debuted in 2017 as a 20-year-old, and became the youngest Braves player to hit a homer since fellow Curaçao native OF Andruw Jones in 1997.

 

Ozzie Albies’ Career Stats

Year Team Lg

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

2017 Atl NL

 57

 217

 34

 62

 9

 5

 6

 28

 21

 36

 8

 1

 .286

 .354

 .456

 .810

2018 Atl NL

 158

 639

 105

 167

 40

 5

 24

 72

 36

 116

 14

 3

 .261

 .305

 .452

 .757

2019 Atl NL

 11

 44

 5

 16

 3

 0

 1

 2

 5

 4

 2

 2

 .364

 .429

 .500

 .929

Totals

 226

 900

 144

 245

 52

 10

 31

 102

 62

 156

 24

 6

 .272

 .323

 .456

 .779

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